Dewar's White Label Scotch (750ml)
Nose: Lemony. White peach. Chloraseptic. Thin. After a rest in the glass, white peaches dominate. Lemon sorbet, and a distinct neutral spirit ‚Äì something in between vodka and cleaning solution. Pale honey and a hint of hops. Luckily, the white fruit and citrus counterpoint the harshness of the alcohol in the nose, but it‚Äôs still clear this contains young grain spirit.
Palate: A bit of creaminess in the body ‚Äì unexpected. The alcohol hits harshly upfront, then quickly dissipates, leaving watered-down honey, small beer, and lemon peel.
Finish: Very short and uninteresting. The lemon floats to the top, but the vodka notes win out in the end, leaving an impression of low-quality spirit.