...no, it can not. A typical unimpressive Deanston that is not bad - it is just ... boring. Easy to drink when focussing on other things.
The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers the characteristic bready-malty Deanston profile that is ... very simple. No off-note in there but nothing of interest either. After some breathing shy floral notes and some spices show up.
The taste is about the same - malty-sugary driven with some autumn floral and waxy impressions. Very simple and without any flaw but in the same way ... boring. What else to say? Nothing.
The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and turns a little bitter-astringent (tannins at work). Water releases earthy aromas in the nose and turns both taste and finish sweeter (but just on barley sugars). I like this dram best a little reduced.