Dewar's Double Double 32 Year Old scotch has earned yet another elite honor, this time at the 2020 International Whisky Competition.
The 46% ABV blended scotch was named Whisky of the Year after scoring the highest across 49 different categories, scoring a 96.4 out of a potential 100. The same bottle was previously named the World's Best Blended Whisky at the 2020 World Whisky Awards.
Unlike traditional spirits competitions, in which a host of samples are tasted side-by-side, Forbes reports that IWC panelists taste one whisky at a time.
Notes are then compiled and reviewed to determine which entries receive, bronze, silver and gold medals, like the Olympic Games. Venerated judges including whisky author Sébastien Gavillet and world-renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi collectively rated Dewar's Double Double 32 Year Old a 96.4, besting hundreds of spirited competitors.
The acclaimed expression is the oldest offering in Dewar's Double Double series, a showcase for a process that originally developed by legendary blender A.J. Cameron as a way to marry liquids over four different aging stages. The scotch is finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks to create rich, ripe treacle notes with a hint of smokiness and a smooth finish.
As with many award-winning spirits, Double Double 32 Year Old is currently sold out on Dewar's official retailer Reserve Bar. Expect to pay about $250 if and when it's available again.