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Glen Deveron 16-year-old

Overall rating
80.55/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Royal Burgh Collection
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010752001182
Added on
03 May 2013 7:05 pm

Average value

€ 49,51

5 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

252 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Deveron 16-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.55 points

  1. Belli700 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    He goes, but does not have to.
    • Nose
      Light Sherrynote, a bit sprightly, although only 40%. But there are also notes of oak, plums, furry sloes.
    • Taste
      The taste is spicy, mild, woody. The sherry is gone. There remains a diluted, alcoholic taste.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. LukeFive scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Very easy drinking non offensive malt.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. hs305 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    [April, 2015]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 88 Euro in December, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 85.  My notes state an easy to drink but otherwise unspectacular dram.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    N- Fresh and bright with good complexity and layers. Honey and citric follow by cocoa, then interesting banana and Indian spices emerge, sort of masala, curry powder and sticky caramel overtones.

    P- Lemon, processed fragrant strawberries candy, fruits peel with earthy pepper.

    F- Medium-long, sour and bitterness of kernel, ripe fruits, tamarind, decent. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. CST1986 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Decent, yes. A decent 16-year-old dram from an overlooked distillery. But it's far from rocking my boat, and I wouldn't have bought it myself (got it as a gift). I think Macduff could do much better if they presented their malt more naturally and at 46% Vol.
    Furthermore I think there are better options, some of them for less money, starting with Glenfiddich 15yo Solera Vat, An Cnoc 16yo and Tomatin 15yo, not to mention many IB options.

    Update: This has opened up quite a bit since my review. Better on both the nose and the palate, with caraway, more oranges and pinesap. It's still not the greatest Speysider, but very pleasant nonetheless. 2 points up.
    • Nose
      A wave of sherry comes first: Dark cocoa and an intense note of candied orange zest like you get in Cointreau (even a bit artificially orange-y). After a while the sherry almost disappears and I get sweet and sour apples, soft curry powder, a bit of menthol and malt. I do like the nose, it works, even if the sherry/orange aroma is not really well integrated.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet, soft attack, getting sourer and more pungent. The apples are sweeter and combined with bitter wood spice, heather and bittersweet walnut liqueur. I think in relation to the delicacy of the distillate the oaky bitterness is a bit too dominant. The development is not really top notch as well: the malt gets a bit rough on the back of the palate despite its low strength. It's okay-ish, but the nose was much more promising.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, on malt and apple compote with a drop of rum. A bit disappointing in fact.

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

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