View Full Version : Did Dewar's Once Make a Now-Discontinued High-End Blend?
05-07-2010, 09:53 PM
I have a faint recollection of a very, very smooth Dewar's blend -- maybe from the 50s or 60s. I think it had an "and" in the name. Anyone have any ideas?
05-08-2010, 09:37 PM
John Dewar "&" Sons? Maybe a bottle of Dewar's Ancestor?
"Ancestor" might be it! Does that ring any bells? Ancestor was one of Dewar's two main deluxe brands in the early 1900s - the other being Ne Plus Ultra. Ancestor was initially named Victoria Vat and was introduced in 1907. In 1954, it was renamed "Ancestor".
And just a bit more info on Ancestor - production was ceased in 2007. It was replaced by Dewar's 12 from 2000 onwards and was gradually withdrawn from all markets. Dewars also briefly had a blended malt whisky - Dewar's Pure Malt (no longer available), but this does not sound like what you are referring to.
05-11-2010, 08:36 PM
Ne Plus Ultra and Ancestor were both eventually **** as 12 year old blends from the around the 1970's before that they didn't quote an age, apart from the modern variants, they were the only 2 aged ones they ****
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