Designed to push the boundaries of flavor and harmoniously bring together the taste of two cultures, DEWAR’S 8 Year Old French Cask Smooth is aged in apple brandy casks from Normandy
DEWAR’S® Scotch Whisky, the world’s most awarded blended Scotch whisky, has launched DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth, showcasing the exciting flavors that are crafted when Scotland meets Northern France in a bottle. The newest iteration in the DEWAR’S 8 Cask Series, DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth is inspired by apple picking in the great Normandy orchards and utilizes the cask from the making of the traditional French apple brandy, Calvados. These casks are then used to finish the DEWAR’S 8-year-old double-aged Blended Scotch whisky for a rich, full-bodied blend with flavor notes of apple and citrus.
DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth is the fifth edition in the brand’s double-aged, blended Scotch cask-finished series and reflects the brand’s passion for harmoniously bringing together unexpected flavors for a richer taste and experience. It follows the successful launches of DEWAR’S Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask Finish, DEWAR’S Ilegal Smooth Mezcal Cask Finish, DEWAR’s Portuguese Smooth Port Cask Finish and DEWAR’S Japanese Smooth Mizunara Oak Cask Finish.
Ideal for new and existing whisky drinkers alike, the new whisky is rich and complex, with a honeyed sweetness and notes of citrus, baked apples, a dusting of cinnamon, and crème anglaise.
“We traveled the world in search of extra flavor for Dewar’s French Cask Smooth and found it in the casks used to make the apple brandy, Calvados, in the orchards of Normandy, France. This cask finish enhances the signature DEWAR’S citrus notes whilst subtly imparting baked apples and crème anglaise,” commented Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender for DEWAR’S. “It is a bright and delicious whisky with the ultimate balance and smoothness. The full-bodied finish makes it perfect to enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in an apple and cinnamon highball.”
To celebrate the launch of DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth, DEWAR’S Scotch Whisky is partnering with James Beard Award winning chef duo Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson, co-owners of Frenchette and Le Rock in New York City, to launch ‘Dinners a la Francaise,’ hosted in partnership with Resident. Designed to celebrate the joys of long, leisurely meals, this exclusive dinner series will allow guests to savor moments of connection along with food and cocktail pairings.
Featuring autumn-inspired details, a five-course meal will bring New Yorkers the best of French cuisine, complemented by cocktails featuring the new DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth whisky. Dishes will embody classic flavors with a modern twist, while embracing the traditions of French cuisine and Scottish distilling. Consumers can attend the experience themselves on November 8th and November 15th, with tickets available on ExploreTock.com.
“At our restaurants we strive to break the mold of classic French fare and, like the team at DEWAR’S, are constantly searching for new and inventive ways to delight our guests. We are excited to partner with DEWAR’S to celebrate French food and traditions in an unexpected way and we hope that this dinner series inspires people to slow down and enjoy meals as forms of conviviality and community,” said Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson.
The evening, designed to embody the essence of fall, will flow with the Apple Nouvelle cocktail garnished with fresh apple slices and a variety of modern French dishes, bringing a new take to seasonal French classics. The signature cocktail of the ‘Dinners a la Francaise’ series is Le Flaneur, featuring DEWAR’S French Smooth whisky, topped off with yellow chartreuse, cold sparkling water, sparkling wine and hints of mint and lemon.
DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth is available in a 750ML bottle with an SRP of $24.99 and retails on ReserveBar and in fine wine and spirits retailers nationwide. For more information on DEWAR’S French Cask Smooth and the rest of DEWAR’S whisky products, please visit www.dewars.com or on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.