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Deanston 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.40/100
votes
534
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Un-Chill Filtered
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
P025090 L6 xx:xx 11118
Barcode
5029704217175
Added on
18 Jun 2016 8:01 pm by KonstUA
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,41

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534 × member ratings

849 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 12-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.40 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Certainly a whisky that tastes different. And 'different' is nothing for everyone ...
    Taste descriptions I save myself at this point. I think enough experts have commented on this malt; The notes are sometimes as contradictory as they could be.
    What do I mean by that?
    To all newbies, put on a sample and judge for yourself. Or buy at this joke but still a bottle.
    Maybe it's even the price that was the fate of whisky, because no one dares to miss such a malt many points.
    'What do the aficionados think if I give 85 points to this whisky?' It feels a bit wrong to find a cheap malt or it?

    I give nothing on prices, standing or anything else - from me there are 88 points! Would I include in my ratings the PLV with it would probably ü90 ..
    This malt represents Deanston as an original bottling flagship must. And yes; it may be that he does not taste you; Tastes are different; but not to try it because of the low ratings (the experts here) would be wrong!
    For me, the best whisky you can buy for 32 €! And one of the sweetest in the taste anyway ...
    Cheers!

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    Some Scottish distilleries are fairly average at best. However, given a craft presentation, the intrinsic quality of a previously overlooked Single Malt can improve significantly. Deanston 12 is a good example. Floral honey, breakfast cereals and whiffs of fresh oak characterize the nose. It’s soft, fresh and almost Irish with lots of 'green' notes. The taste unfolds strong and biscuity with vanilla fudge, sour citrus and hints of cough syrup. Straightforward, mildly bitter and gingery sweet in its long finish, this Cinderella malt proves to be highly underestimated.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. ChrisSym scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Definitely different, definitely exciting as a 12er standard bottling. Rather strong, grassy and a lot of oak, little fruit and sweetness: you have to like that. The alcohol content goes perfectly with the whisky and pushes the aromas on the tongue, even if the whisky is not super complex. If you want to get away from fruity, flowery, ... the Deanston is definitely a good option.
    • Nose
      The first impression is fresh, strong sweet and citrusy. The 46.3% push the aroma nicely into the nose, without it smells alcoholic. Juicy tangerines show up, and now a strong grassy note with traces of malt and oak. Very fine vanilla, caramel does not show up. A nice fruity impression. In the end, the oak becomes even stronger. After the first sip, then comes the caramel.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly full and strong for the age. Directly the oak pushes into the mouth, slightly bitter herbs or something like green tea, candle wax and some lemon. Dry. Again herbaceous notes like dry grass, a touch of juicy tangerine remains easily in the background, before the oak pushes in front again. Pleasantly warming and some honey sweetness.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, maybe a minimal hint of fine wood smoke, then a little peppery throughout the mouth and later again a bit bitterness and dry. There is hardly any fruitiness left, a slight honey sweetness remains.

  4. CharlyLey scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Very good malt from Deanston. Tried Deanston the first time and got a fruity and spicy 12 year old dram with a great price!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet fruits, lemon, honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet fruits, honey, spice
    • Finish
      83 83
      Fruits, honey, spice, oak

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A natural whisky, albeit slightly demanding.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Matthias80 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Grassy, citrus, vanilla, slightly nutty and a little floral, the second tasting also a little malt and slightly buttery
    • Taste
      grassy, honey-sweet, vanilla, malt, medium-bodied, light roasted aromas, the second time I taste it I notice the sharpness of alcohol
    • Finish
      Roasted aromas, malt, slightly grassy, a little citrus at the second tasting - rather short

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. praisethepasta scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    a bit of an onorthodox whisky we've got going on here, but nice enough. surprisingly different compared to the also very good value virgin oak
    • Nose
      83 83
      grassy, earthy, vegetal, limestone with lemon and lemonzeste and yeasty. Adding a drop of water brings out more red fruit notes.
    • Taste
      84 84
      the nose continues: earthy, grassy mineral notes followed by a more fruity bouquet of citrus, orangezets, raspberries en orchard.
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium long with a dry grainy-bready note

  10. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, tasty, well-crafted whisky. A musthave. For seasoned and beginner drinkers. The seasoned drinkers will not believe such quality for this price and completely natural presented. And beginners have a malt they can enjoy knowing it allows easy access as well as multilayers when they want to. Highly recommended. Buy now!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nuts. Sweet and sour citrus. Chocolate. Green fruit. Dark honey. Mint. Light oak.
      With water, it takes water well, beautiful flower perfume, milkchocolate, green fresh herbs, over-juicy citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong arrival. Full on. Sweet. Juicy. Warm/hot. Then a development towards sweet-sour, bitter, savoury. Nice complexity.
      With plenty of water the arrival is softer, but still full. The transition into the development is unnoticable and there you will find juicy, fresh citrus fruits, barley suger, light touch of bitter wood.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Lang, warm, dry finish. Very much in balance with the taste.

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