Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Mizunara Whisky is the brand’s latest addition to its Double Double range of blended Scotch whiskies.
Dewar’s has unveiled a new iteration of its Double Double series, 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish. This edition brings together distilling traditions from Japan and Scotland.
Unlike American white oak–used for maturing bourbon as well as a number of other spirits–Mizunara oak requires more than 200 years to reach maturity and does not grow straight, posing a serious challenge when using it to create casks. However, the extra effort is well worth it, as the liquid results in an intriguing balance of succulence and purity.
The brand’s Double Double series gets its name from its aging process, in which the whisky has been aged, blended together, aged again, then finished in a curated selection of different specialty casks.
Crafted with Master Blender Stephanie Macleod’s unique four-stage aging process, this new Mizunara cask whisky delivers subtle hints of sandalwood that help contribute to a smooth mouthfeel. The refreshing palate, meanwhile, offers flavors of coconut and a slight touch of creamy vanilla.
Priced at $149.99, Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
This isn’t the first time Dewar’s has worked with a Japanese base. A few years back, they launched Dewar’s Japanese Smooth as part of its Cask Series. Dewar’s Japanese Smooth is an 8-year-old double-aged Scotch whisky that has been finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak casks for six months.