We enjoy a whisky or two after dinner, Hello Joburgers and are quite excited that John Dewar and Son’s have arrived in South Africa. Known around the world, these finely crafted products are finally available to Scotch lovers in South Africa. Yay for us!
Originating in the Highlands of Scotland in 1892 by founder John Dewar, every drop of Dewar’s condenses whisky wisdom acquired over many lifetimes. John left his business to his sons, Tommy and John, who together grew the brand into a global success story. A charismatic marketing man, Tommy wanted his family’s whisky to be the world’s most famous Scotch. He left Scotland to establish Dewar’s in London, and undertook a promotional tour of the world which increased the reach and reputation of his product tenfold.
“More than a century later, Dewar’s dedication to craftsmanship and time-honoured traditions remain vital to the creation of our classic character and keynotes of our whiskies,” said Master Distiller Stephanie Macleod. “What makes Dewar’s true Scotch is it was the first blended Scotch whisky to be branded and bottled, and we are proud to say that it is still crafted in the same way today as it was in 1846.”
“It is not only the most awarded blended Scotch whisky in the world but also the only one chosen to supply the royal household for over 100 years. “Dewar’s has had a Royal Warrant from every British Monarch since Queen Victoria in 1893 which makes us unique. We’re looking forward to giving South African Scotch drinkers the same royal treatment.” he adds.
Four products from the John Dewar & Sons Fine Scotch Whisky Emporium have arrived in South Africa:
Dewar’s 12-year-old, Dewar’s 15-year-old, and a 12-year-old and an 18-year old from the sought-after Aultmore Distillery.
These and other whiskies in the portfolio were among an impressive 15 medal haul at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) in May.
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