Another quick review from me today. It’s Deanston, a pretty generic highlander. I wasn’t that excited to hunt down a dram of this, especially seeing as I don’t particularly like the stablemates: Bunnahabhain and Tobermory (although I love Ledaig).
So what made me buy a miniature of this? Well, Ian Buxton’s 101 Whiskies did. I don’t feel the need to desperately try to taste everything in it any more but still have the slight urge if I see something.
Deanston 12 46.3%
Nose: Bright and creamy. Very fresh, malty, creamy cereal, milk, a little vanilla. Fruity- Red and green apple, some lemon citrus, some sour lime and burnt oak. A green sappy oak note grows.
Taste: Creamy arrival, then fruity esters- Red apple. A little green sappy oak. Sour development- Lots of sour green apple then creamy oak. A little burnt pastry and burnt nuts at times.
Finish: Medium length. Creamy malt and bitter burnt oak.
Married in new oak. I think this displays the worse side of virgin oak, the green sappy side. Not really a fan and I probably won’t be seeking out many in the future.
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Network Average: 75.4
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
60-64 Just about OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good