61. Deanston – 12 Year Old – Review

by on Jan.07, 2010, under Highland Single Malts

Deanston 12 year old Single Malt Whisky

Origin: Scotland
Region: Highlands (Doune, Perthshire)
Owner: Burn Stewart Distillers
Distillery: Deanston Disitillery
Type: Single Malt
Age: 12 years

Bottled 2009.

Colour: Pale Straw.

Nose: A savoury, light fruit and nut introduction tells you straight away this whisky is going to be a gentle and kind mistress. Further inspection reveals dried apricot and citrus notes, some cereal with hints of coconut and crisp granny smith apples. 21

Taste: The liquid hits the front palate straight away, sweet but not sticky. A wonderful light citrusy syrup with a dash of cinnamon and allspice for good measure. Some tart sour apples flavours developing mid palate help to balance out the afore-mentioned sweetness. 22

Finish: Dry citrus finale features apricots and soft allspice. Someone get me some cheese. Great length. 23

Balance/Complexity: I don’t feel this whisky is trying to be something it’s not and what it is is fantastically unique. A single malt that starts out with some wonderfully light sweetness and then proceeds to balance that out with some tartness on the mid palate and finally finishes off dry. Spectacularly unique! 18


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