Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Aug 2015 10:46 am by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 38.80

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193 × member ratings

458 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Deveron 12-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.71 points

  1. Martin1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apples and apple again, strong fruit notes,
    • Taste
      Caramel, spicy, oak, fruity
    • Finish
      Medium and spicy

      Basic solid 12 malt

  2. valery77 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, green apple, tropical fruits, light delicate malt notes, crumb of fresh gray bread, green grass, fruit lozenges. Although simple, but very pleasant and "summer". 21
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Fruit caramel, vanilla notes, black pepper, creamy toffee, ascorbic acid. 20
    • Finish
      Medium in length, fading smoothly, with a manifestation of not very pleasant alcoholic bitterness at the very end. nineteen
      Uncomplicated, but drinkable and pleasant spacer. Balance 21.
      Total 81

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The Deveron 12YO is not bad. It’s appears with sweet notes of cake, peanut butter, sherbet, perfume and vanilla. The palate is a sweet and fat with black currant, dried fruits, butter and oak notes. The finish is a short, dry and spicy with vanilla, dried fruits and oak notes. 

  4. Gerhans scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    A quirky but very tasty dram. Definitely one of the more interesting cheaper whiskies.
    • Nose
      Apples, banana, unripe fruits. A little caramel and sweet toffee.
    • Taste
      Fresh apples. A lot of fruits, a little spicy. Maltiness, a little vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Relatively short, somewhat peppery sweet vanilla finish but the fresh apples really do linger on the palate. 

  5. paulmalt scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Delicate light whisky
    • Nose
      flowers, fresh apple and pear, lemongrass, subtle breeze of sea air.
    • Taste
      A light flower honey, tea, salt, grassy herbs, vanilla
    • Finish
      not that long, fading honey,flower and a with whiff of saltiness

  6. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Relatively interesting, although not complex, but still in balance and quite robust. As a beginner painting a real asset.
    • Nose
      Light fruits, some lightly pickled, honey, floral notes, malt and salty sea air. Later, a few herbal notes come on. It warms up very dense, creamy and sweet. A lot of caramel with a slight overlying acidity. With increasing temperature, the acid goes back and the herbs become more.
    • Taste
      For 40% quite strong onset, honey sweetness and herbs in a beautiful balance, a bit metallic but not young. Not as thin as feared. Is there some salt?
    • Finish
      Not very long-lasting, the sweetness goes fast, a little soft oak remains on the tongue, in the end quite dry.

  7. Remko did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Quote Whiskyfun.com - November 24, 2015

    The Deveron 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-2015)  Colour: gold. Nose: why would we, as Frenchmen, rather have the 10 as an exclusivity? This has more depth, more complexity, more elegance, more herbs, peelings, green tea, flowers, bread… But it remains a little light and, well evanescent. Mouth: ah, more character! It’s even got a coastal side, with this funny blend of metal and seaweed, plus a very excellent phenolic side that’s sometimes to be found in older HPs or even Pulteneys. Herbal teas (I can think of rosehip and honeysuckle). Cauliflower dumplings. Very very good old style! Finish: a bit short again, and getting drier as often, but at least you’re remembering you just had some very good malt whisky. Comments: I’ll say it, this is a huge surprise. The world of thirsty men and women NEEDS a full-strength version of this!!! I’m almost about to start an online petition. SGP:352 - 85 points.

  8. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      60 60

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    An uncomplicated, simple and neatly successful malt - well suited for beginners. Price ok!
    • Nose
      71 71
      Citrus, lime, green apples, malt, a little vanilla;
    • Taste
      72 72
      mild, soft, fruity and sweet on start; clear caramel, a lot of honey, cereals, vanilla, light spiciness, oak;
    • Finish
      70 70
      a rather short, malty, spicy finish; in the end a little oak;

  10. gerardvw scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Just an easy drinking whisky, but not impressive;
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruity; Citric; Caramel; Vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fruity; Citric;
    • Finish
      80 80


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