September 11-15, 2017

Dewar's Launches First TV Ads in Five Years

Dewar's Blended Scotch whisky, the world’s most awarded Scotch and the number-one selling premium blended Scotch whisky in the United States, announces a break from the conventions associated with Scotch in its new print, digital and TV ad campaign. The tweed and tradition that dominate Scotch whisky will be subverted to reintroduce Dewar's to a new generation of modern and urban men.The campaign, which will highlight Dewar's White Label and Dewar's 12 year old, is the first time that the brand will appear on television since 2007.

“The Dewar's campaign takes a never-before-seen approach,” says Arvind Krishnan, VP, Brand Managing Director, Dewar's Blended Scotch Whiskies. “It speaks to the personality and motivations of men, and challenges them to rethink their Scotch selection. It has intelligence and wit, bringing the brand back to the independent spirit with which it was created.”

The company company offers this take on the ad campaign: "The icon, a beautiful, alluring and mysterious Scottish woman has the presence of a queen and the mouth of a gangster. She draws the viewer in from the moment she is seen, enticing men and pulling them into her clandestine world. She is incredibly desirable yet unattainable. She offers sharp words of wisdom to the Dewar's man—advice on living life, on drinking Scotch, on women and on being a man. She has a strong, commanding grip over the edgy, underground world of the East End of Glasgow, Scotland – a post-industrial landscape littered with intrigue, mystique and secrets —and exudes her power through her piercing attitude, cutting tongue and entrancing beauty. By displaying her strength in an edgy, yet inescapably striking way, the icon entrances men to follow her lead and step up to Dewar's Blended Scotch."

In the print campaign, images of the icon are presented with her signature words of wisdom, such as “Serious is not always easy, but it comes with serious benefits” and “Speed is often the enemy of true pleasure.” Upon seeing these striking images and listening to the icon’s seductive words, the DEWAR’S man understands that he shouldn’t take life too seriously, just his choice of Scotch.

The Dewar's campaign is running in national and regional print publications, with the commercial airing on premium cable networks. The campaign is also be available on and

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