Bacardi-owned Scotch whisky brand Dewar’s has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the cask-finished whisky Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth.

The whisky expression is an eight-year-old double-aged Scotch blend that has been finished in Caribbean rum casks to give it a smooth tropical finish.

Dewar’s Scotch Whisky North America vice-president Brian Cox said: “We’ve blended up to 40 single malts and grain whiskies that have laid in casks for at least eight years, double aged the blend to ensure our distinctive extra smooth Dewar’s profile and then finished in ex-Caribbean Rum casks for a period of around six months.

“The rum casks were sourced straight from the Caribbean and brought to our ageing warehouses in Glasgow to be filled with our flavourful eight-year-old blend.

“The first in a series of double-aged cask finishes, Dewar’s will continue to bring these new and exciting flavour profiles to a broader market in order to drive renewed interest in our brand and thereby the whisky category.”

From this month, Dewar’s whisky expression will make its debut in the US and Canadian markets.

Caribbean Smooth expression will be available in a 750ml bottle for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $21.99.

Dewar’s master blender Stephanie Macleod said: “With its remarkable versatility and unique flavour profile, which features subtle notes of apple, caramel, and biscuity cereal that slips into dark brown sugar and tropical fruit, Caribbean Smooth is the perfect spirit to enjoy neat or in a variety of highball recipes that pair particularly well for epicurean gatherings.”

Bacardi produces and markets spirits and wines. Its portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels.