Dewar’s Release 2024 Dewar’s 19 Year Champion’s Edition

Scotch

May 24, 2024

Dewar's 19 Year Old Champion's Edition label

Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky introduced the fourth iteration of Dewar’s 19 Year Old – The Champion’s Edition. Crafted to honor the enduring collaboration between DEWAR’S and the U.S. Open Championship, this limited-edition whisky celebrates the 124th U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.

Described as the cradle of American golf, the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club was originally designed by Scotland-born Donald Ross as a stateside golf club along the sands of the Carolinas that harkened back to his homeland. With a similar mission to bridge rich heritage and modern innovation, Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky honors the best of Scotland, Scotch, and golf with the release of Dewar’s 19 Year Old – The Champion’s Edition.

Crafted under the expertise of five-time Master Blender of the Year, Stephanie Macleod , at 43% ABV for a nuanced flavor profile, the 2024 expression showcases the brand’s signature double aging process and is finished in first-fill rye whisky casks, producing a Blended Scotch Whisky that is as rich and refined as the sport of golf itself

Continuing its tradition, Dewar’s 19 Year Old – The Champion’s Edition returns for its fourth year, having previously finished in Napa Valley red wine casks in 2023, American oak & rye casks in 2022, and first-fill ex-bourbon casks in 2021.

Additionally, at the 124th U.S. Open, Dewar’s proudly reintroduces the official cocktail of the championship, the Lemon Wedge (recipe below). The refreshing, citrus-forward cocktail features the acclaimed Dewar’s 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky, and is infused with lemonade and club soda, delivering the perfect accompaniment for enjoying every moment of the competition.  

“Crafting Dewar’s 19 Year Old – The Champion’s Edition for the 124th U.S. Open has been a remarkable journey, echoing the precision and finesse of the sport itself,” Macleod said in a news release. “The marriage of our distinguished 19 Year Old whisky, a unique age statement within the category, with the distinctive character of first-fill rye whisky casks has resulted in a symphony of flavors that pays homage to both the rich heritage of Scotch whisky and the enduring allure of golf. With each sip, the liquid reveals notes of cinnamon and cocoa, leading to a smooth finish that lingers on the palate.”

“Throughout the centuries, golf has woven a tapestry of camaraderie, competition, and celebration—a tradition cherished by enthusiasts worldwide,” Brian Cox, Vice President of Dewar’s North America added. “With the release of Dewar’s 19 Year Old – The Champion’s Edition for the 124th U.S. Open, we honor this timeless connection between the sport and the shared moments that follow. Just as golfers gather at the 19th hole to recount their tales of the course, this special-edition whisky becomes an integral part of this ritual—a companion to the stories shared, the bonds strengthened, and the memories made.”

The fourth iteration of the Dewar’s 19 Year Old – The Champion’s Edition commemorative bottle will be available in limited quantities, exclusively at select fine wines and spirits retailers, as well as online. 

For more information on Dewar’s whisky products, please visit www.dewars.com.

DEWAR’S LEMON WEDGE COCKTAIL
Ingredients:
1½ oz. DEWAR’s 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 
2 oz. Lemonade
3 oz. Club Soda
Method: Combine Dewar’s 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky and lemonade over ice, top with soda water and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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