Dewar’s 12 Year blend is strikingly smooth. Initially, caramel, charred oak, and smoke stand out. The flavors quickly evolve into milk chocolate, dark cherry, vanilla, and orange creamsicle and savory butter. The finish is short and smokey. When I added one regular ice cube, the flavors diluted too quickly, and left me feeling disappointed. I added more whisky and switched to my special giant round ice cube, which chilled the whisky without diluting. The whole experience is like a warm summer night at the drive-in, complete with buttered popcorn and a milkshake.

Bottle volume: 750ml