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

Average value

€ 39.22

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233 × member ratings

558 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Deveron 12-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.73 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. Gerhans scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  3. 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

  4. 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. 

  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 Senior

    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. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    - solid standard 12 years whisky
    - OK for 30 €, but there is also for the money
    significantly better ....
    • Nose
      looks young and fruity, clear green apple, pear, light oak,
    • Taste
      fruity and woody appearance, spice, oak, generally soft character, apple, pear
    • Finish
      short fruity finish;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste the oak lingers for a long time

  10. Dutchdram scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
      A bit sweet with notes of vanilla and honey. Followed by fruity hints of pears and lemon. A little bit of barley with a waxy end.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Again vanilla with honey to start with. There are nice notes of butterscotch complemented by apple pie with a note of coconuts. At the end a note of ginger and oak.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Short. Only with hints of vanilla and oak.


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