Founded in 1846 by John Dewar, John Dewar & Sons Ltd has grown from a small wine and spirits merchant shop in Perth, Scotland, to become a global brand.

John Dewar

John Dewar our Founder opened his shop in the centre of Scotland in 1846; he was the right man, in the right place, at the right time.

Tommy Dewar

Tommy Dewar, the Whisky Baron was gregarious, fun-loving and flamboyant. The face of Dewar’s, he publicised his family’s whisky wherever he went.

John Alexander Dewar

John Alexander Dewar the businessman, was a focused man with a vision for the family firm. He worked hard behind the scenes to expand the Dewar's trade.

Blend Mastery

Double Ageing

John Dewar crafted high quality blended whiskies, passing this skill to his son John Alexander, who double-aged his blends in the Company cellars

Mark of Ouality

John Dewar was one of the first Scotsmen to blend whisky, and was the first to blend it right. So much so he put his name on the bottle as a mark of quality.


Just three miles from the birth place of founder John Dewar, since 1898 our stills have produced the beautifully balanced single malt at the heart of Dewar’s Scotch.