Deanston 12 Years

The Deanston 12 years old was not chill filtered and produced from local barley. The Deanston distillery was founded in the rooms of an old cotton plant and has preserved a lot of its 19th century flair.

The Deanston 12 years old was not chill filtered and produced from local barley. The Deanston distillery was founded in the rooms of an old cotton plant and has preserved a lot of its 19th century flair.

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60
Deanston
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
46.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Malt:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Floral:
Orange:
Apple:
Lemon:
Oak:
Pear:
Sherry:
Plum:
Spices:
Banana:
Barley:
Caramel:
Clove:
Coconut:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Heather:
Nuts:
Oil:
Herb:
Tasting
Sweet:
Malt:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Orange:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Floral:
Heather:
Nuts:
Oil:
Apple:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pineapple:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Finish
Sweet:
Malt:
Spices:
Oak:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Chili:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Barley:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:

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14. Feb 2020
Nosing: OrangeHerbs
The nose is light and fresh, slight citrus fruit peel and herbal notes. There's a light oily graininess to it but not enough to make it register as a corn whisky if that makes sense...

Taste: MaltZitrusPepper
Balanced arrival, and full bodied. The presentation really brings some oomph to this one. Malty and citrussy, biscuits, the flavour builds towards pepperiness, but so does the sweetness.

Finish: MaltPepper
A pretty standard continuation of the palate. Medium to long in length.

Comment:
This is what I would class as a really solid standard release. It could so easily have been a basic 12 year old of the like you'll see on supermarket shelves. The higher bottling strength and lack of chill filtration really lend it some character though. It is priced very well for its quality, and worth looking out for if you see it.

87/100

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