- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Royal Burgh Collection
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Bourbon & Sherry Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Added on
- 03 May 2013 7:05 pm
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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
- He goes, but does not have to.
Light Sherrynote, a bit sprightly, although only 40%. But there are also notes of oak, plums, furry sloes.
The taste is spicy, mild, woody. The sherry is gone. There remains a diluted, alcoholic taste.
- Very easy drinking non offensive malt.
- [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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium to short, on malt and apple compote with a drop of rum. A bit disappointing in fact.