Dewar’s Wins Whisky of the Year and Master Blender Of The Year in the 2020 International Whisky Competition!

DEWAR’S Double Double 32-Year-Old and DEWAR’S master blender, Stephanie Macleod, have won ‘Whisky of the Year’ and ‘Master Blender of the Year’ respectively at the 2020 International Whisky Competition.

Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery

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This is the second year running Stephanie Macleod has won the accolade of Master Blender of the Year, after she made history in 2019 as the first woman to win the award. These accolades further establish the brand’s commitment to premium scotch and reinforce its reputation as the most awarded blended scotch whisky in the world.

Master Blender of the Year Stephanie Macleod

Master Blender of the Year Stephanie Macleod

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At Dewar’s we aim to push the boundaries of what is expected from the whisky category and have a long-standing commitment to innovation, so we are delighted with our success in the 2020 competition and it is an honor to be named Master Blender of the Year. I accept this award on behalf of the whole team at Dewar’s who have shown relentless hard work and dedication to achieving the very best quality and taste for our beautifully crafted whisky, despite the challenges this year has held. It is incredibly rewarding indeed to see these efforts appreciated.” – Stephanie Macleod.

DEWAR’S Double Double 32-Year-Old

DEWAR’S Double Double 32-Year-Old

DEWAR’S Double Double 32-Year-Old received an outstanding score of 96.4 from the expert panel who judge the annual whisk(e)y tournament, which includes whisky author Sébastien Gavillet and world-renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi.

Dewar's Barrel Room

Dewar’s Barrel Room

The DEWAR’S Double Double range, of which DEWAR’S Double Double 32-Year-Old is part, sits amongst Macleod’s ground-breaking innovations at DEWAR’S. Launched last year, the ultra-premium blended scotch series pays homage to the brand’s signature double-aging process utilised across the entire portfolio, innovating to create a landmark four-step ageing method or ‘double-double-ageing’. This builds on DEWAR’S Double Double 32-Year-Old’s success in the competition last year, where it won ‘Best Blended Scotch Whisky over 20 Years Old’.