Blended scotch gets pooh-poohed by some whisky drinkers as inferior to single malt, but the No.-2 whisky in the 2019 Top 20 should make those naysayers take a second sip. A departure from the core Dewar’s lineup, this whisky comes from the hands of master blender Stephanie Macleod; she blended aged malt and grain whiskies separately, then married them together, and finished that final blend in an oloroso sherry cask. Throw in an affordable price and novel half-size bottle, and Dewar’s 21 year old Double Double becomes an intriguing, exciting prospect for anyone looking to expand into blends.
For Norb Vnek, a self-described whisky advocate, a love of the spirit was fostered in graduate school and through several trips to Scotland.
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