The idea of putting honey in your drink doesn’t exactly mesh with the “man’s man’ persona a lot of guys like to portray when their out at the bar or drinking with the guys, but Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey is looking to change that. With the rash of Honey whisk(e)y’s that have hit the market in the past few years, The House of Dewar’s recently launched Dewar’s Highlander Honey looking to create a Honey flavored whiskey for “the drinking man”. I’m pretty secure in my manhood, so I have no problem drinking honey bourbon, however, I do have a problem when my drinks begins to taste like whiskey flavored honey rather than honey flavored whiskey. Dewar’s is looking to make sure you don’t confuse their award winning scotch for one of those other sweet drinks on the market. What makes them unique? Well for starters they take their already award winning White Label scotch blend and infuse it with hand selected Scottish honey along with natural flavor. The Scott’s treat good honey like a good wine, so you can expect premium stuff. According to Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender for DEWAR’S:
“Highlander Honey delivers fantastic notes of honey, but still retains the treasured characteristics of the original blend, which is renowned for its complex taste profile and its unparalleled smoothness”.
That’s what we like to hear. Highlander Honey is just the first of the new Highlander series, which expects to include a line of natural flavor infused whiskies. No spirit is left untouched, so as the market continues to expand in the flavored segment, so to does Dewar’s. Dewar’s Highlander Honey went nation wide in April, but may still be a bit slow to your favorite store so be sure to big the manager until he would rather order it for you than deal with you again. We haven’t got out hands on a bottle yet, but when we get a taste, we’ll let you know how it went.