12 Years Old

ABV 40%
Brand: Deanston
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Deanston Distillery, Deanston near Doune, Deanston, Stirlingshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Dry. Light peat. Grass. Linseed, leather.
Palate: Lightly oily. Sweet. Lemon-zest. Lemongrass. Lightly malty.
Finish: Sherbet. Lemon-zest again. Grass. Appetising nutty dryness.
Comment: More of a Lowland style. If Deanston were regarded as a Lowland distillery, it would score higher.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Delicate intertwining of honey and butterscotch with a bite of dry oak. Redeemed, rather unusually, by a sprinkling of crushed rose petals.
Palate: A thin, insipid, start then a roar of spice, malt and oak in one mad rush.
Finish: Bitter at first then softening oak.
Comment: Oops. Nothing like the lovely dram at this age I normally come across. Pleasant enough, but too thin and lacklustre to be true.
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