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Dewars Dewar's Ancestor / Bot.1970s

Dewar's Ancestor

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

15th Apr 2020


Dewars Dewar's Ancestor / Bot.1970s
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OK, so here we have a rarity, an oddity, a one-of-a-kind. Or maybe just something uncommon. 'Tis but a 1970's bottle of Ancestor, that Dewar's dram of yore, that happened to be available for a friend and myself to taste. Which, in all honesty, I enjoyed: a sip of very old scotch over a nice conversation with a friend... that's pretty much as good as it might get, if you ask me. Right, right, I'm getting way too corny, sorry. So this tasting took place May 8, 2015, that's almost five years before this post, just for the record. And, remember: we're talking here about a 45-ish y.o. scotch, so don't blame me if your bottle is not exactly a copy of mine. Now, let's get to work: an amber pour with some greenish highlights. Aroma is delicate, never aggressive (and this tasting is neat, no water-no ice): cocoa, Boletus edulis, caramel, cedarwood, bee's wax, cantaloup, grass, pineapple... boy oh boy. Mouth is gentle, delicate, elegant. It starts some kind of sweet the finishes balmy, if you know what I mean; slightly bitter and long. This one has improved over the years, one might think.

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