The Deveron 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Aug 2015 10:45 am by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 77.74

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Whisky Reviews for The Deveron 18-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.71 points

  1. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity, apple, nutty, dried fruit
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, nutty, raisins, light orange
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry and a bit bitter

      Why only 40% ????? Would be really good with a few percent more.

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins at first very dark with sherry tones, an oily nuttiness and earthy accents. In the background it's pretty bubbly. Then becomes increasingly fruity after various dried fruits such as figs and apricots, but also flowery, accompanied by a delicate salt note. Overall, very balanced and tender. Over time, orange, salt and a distant smokiness.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly salty, slightly metallic, smoky and old-fashioned. Then goes more and more to the sherry tones accompanied by tart nuts, tart red fruits like hawthorn and some leather. Becomes more floral and slightly honey-toned over time.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, tart nut tones, raisins and earth.

  3. A Dream of Sea scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A pleasant, unpretentious Speyside whisky. Of course you could complain here and say: diluted! Colored! Filtered! Yes, One should mention that. In terms of taste, the "The Deveron 18 years" is not a high-flyer, but not bad either. In summer you can really enjoy this whisky.

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    • Nose
      Fruity mild with tropical fruits and blood orange. Caramel is added. Overall, pretty cute.
    • Taste
      Very round and mild. A bit thin and not very intense, you can notice the 40% alcohol here. A flowery and light Speyside whisky. Vanilla sweetness, rather Bourbon stored as a sherry keg (there is no official indication). After some time, but then full and creamier.
    • Finish
      In the finish comes some pepper, really pepper and no sharpness! and light spice from the barrels, slightly bitter-woody.

  4. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    leaves you wanting more. but the sample is gone now and I surely won´t buy a bottle before they rise the strength.
    ha! there you have it!
    • Nose
      they do not say which kind of casks they used but it´s probably a mixture of 2nd fill bourbon and only a few sherry casks.
      nice malty notes with aromas of danish pastry filled with apple compote. a little vanilla, a little honey.  roasted chestnuts
    • Taste
      oh my, this is so weak on the palate and it could be such a nice dram at a higher ABV. only 3 percent. I don´t know what distillers think when they decide to waste the potential of a whisky.
      light caramel, malt, pastry again, red apples, hints of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      short to medium.

  5. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    In direct comparison to the 12, which I like very much, frighteningly clear loser. Unfortunately I don't like it at all, especially the finish. Too bad.

  6. ChrisSym scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Very harmonious and aromatic, full and warming, a lot of nuttiness, light citrus fruit, some pear, raisins in the background, slightly herbal, malty.
    • Taste
      Extremely soft and creamy, everything is integrated very harmoniously, the nuttiness is now even more present (Brazil nut / hazelnut), a very fine tobacco note, becoming sweeter, currants and oranges, light fruit acid, a little bit spiciness, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium length, gentle, sweet, then becoming bitter, oak comes through.

  7. L_Gillian scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The palate and finish suffer from the low ABV, wasted potential for what could have been a very nice summer dram!
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sparkly fresh! Oily walnuts, black licorice, apple juice and some darker sherry notes in the back.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Salty arrival, soft peaches and peppery oak spices. Malt, subtle bitterness and hints of dark sherry fruits.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium-short. Raisins and a earthy-peppery burst that fades away too soon.

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. HimiJendrix84 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    While the nose did not seem very impressive to me, I really enjoyed the taste and the finish. Well OK, I generally like Speyside, so not much of a shock here.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Scaled back fruits and some nuts.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very mellow, unprovoking, pleasant The fruits are there, maybe a bit of chocolate and the cask of course
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, pleasant, warming, the casks are there again.

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple Cake. Raisins. A few nuts. A touch of cinnamon. Smells wonderfully Christmas and pleasantly heavy and ripe.
    • Taste
      Mild and creamy, he comes to the tongue. Oily in the mouth. Raisins. Nuts. Sweet coffee chocolate. Mild oak on the palate.
    • Finish
      Pretty long and aromatic. Will dry late. Mild oak but no bitterness.


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