• Category – Spirits, whisky, Scotch, blended, 40% abv
  • Available – From this month
  • Location – The US, available online and through ReserveBar
  • Price – SRP of US$24.99 per 75cl bottle

Bacardi has released a Dewar’s Scotch whisky expression that has been finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.

Dewar’s Japanese Smooth comprises the brand’s eight-year-old double blended Scotch, matured for a short time in the Japanese casks. According to Bacardi, the result is a whisky that mixes the signature Dewar’s notes of heather and honey with floral and woody flavours from the Mizunara oak.

Japanese Smooth is Dewar’s fourth iteration in a cask-finished series, joining Portuguese Smooth, Illegal Smooth and Caribbean Smooth. The line, first unveiled last year, follows a loosening of Scotch whisky restrictions to allow a wider range of casks in the maturation process.

Last year, Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers unit launched a Tequila-finished Scotch whisky as part of a new range from the Chivas blended Scotch brand.

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