How do you put your own spin on a classic Scotch whisky? This was the challenge facing Dewar’s award-winning master blender Stephanie Macleod who was tasked with giving the brand’s well-known 12-year-old Scotch an update. Don’t change it enough and no one will notice the difference, but if you go too far it will be unrecognizable.

On this episode of Fix Me a Drink, acclaimed hosts David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum discuss with Macleod how she was able to remaster the whisky while preserving Dewar’s house style. The trio also discusses the art of blending, including Macleod’s approach to finishing Scotch in a second cask.
So pour yourself a glass of whisky and listen to this episode Fix Me a Drink.

Fix Me a Drink is hosted by Flaviar’s resident liquor experts Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich. On each episode, the award-winning duo enjoys a delicious drink while uncovering lost liquor history, exploring modern cocktail culture and interviewing an incredible array of spirited guests. So fix yourself a drink and enjoy the show! 

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Podcast Editor Alex Skjong.