Monday, February 01, 2021


Bacardi, has announced the launch of a new port cask finished Dewar’s expression.

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth (40% ABV) is an 8 Year Old blended Scotch whisky, which has been finished in ruby port casks.

Dewar's Portuguese Smooth

This latest release from the brand that its marking its 175th Anniversary year, follows on from its Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask Finish and Ilegal Smooth Mezcal Cask Finish bottlings.

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth, is said to deliver notes of freshly sliced ripe apricots, honeydew melon, red cherries and black currants drizzled with heather honey - all enveloped in rich creamy notes of vanilla.

Commenting on the launch, Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender for DEWAR'S, said: "With its full bodied yet refined mouthfeel and unique flavour profile – which features subtle notes of stone fruits, dark red fruits and honey – Dewar's Portuguese Smooth is designed to be a veritable celebration of the two cultures of Scotland and Portugal. Thanks to a unique production process where the 8 year old scotch is double aged for extra smoothness and then finished in casks that previously held fine ruby port wines, Dewar's Portuguese Smooth has a satisfyingly unusual, yet super smooth, taste that is ideally enjoyed anyway you like – be it neat, on the rocks, in a highball or as a great alternative to beer and wine for food pairings. It's really about your mood, time, place and company – be it in person or remotely."

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth, will be available later this month from specialist retailers across the US, for a RRP of $21.99 – 750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush