Deanston 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
12 years old
46.3 % Vol.
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Bottle code
PO35667 L5141115132
Added on
10 Jul 2017 4:11 pm by alex..w..fan

Average value

€ 44,56

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223 × member ratings

466 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 12-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Qualitatively tailored, pleasant and serious for 12 molts. Good work with the barrel, but apparently the bourbon barrels are not mine at all, without enthusiasm.
    • Nose
      Honey, caramel, wet wood, applesauce, raisins and a handful of dried fruits, fruit jam, a little baking, white grapes, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Pretty dense, sweet, bites with pepper and flesh, slightly dries. Caramel and creamy dessert, tinned, spices and pepper, honey.
    • Finish
      A bit bitter, long-lasting, tart, woody and quite complex. Biting with pepper, a piece of wood, vanilla, fruit jam, flowers.

  2. Najzero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I really feared the new design... and heard rumors that Deanston changed something in their cask management as well.Tasted this next to the "old" Deanston 12 Version.

    They are very close together and I really enjoyed fiddling with those two Deanstons alone for quite some time.
    I gave it a solid 88 points - this is something I really cherrish. It's the perfect malt for me, enough edges, crafted by hand, without marketing bullshit (*cough* Grooves... *cough* FOL Cask Strength *cough* ) and Ex-Bourbon Cask with enough wood in it.

    It's not just another "sherry-something" and those are quite rare in the whisky world today.

    My Rating: 88

    Normalized rating (non Deanston lover): 83

    Price/Performance ratio: 99/100

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Coming off a Glengoyne 12/18 year old and in my opinion this is way better. More characterful. A nice viscous mouthfeel, minerality, soft herbal notes along with vanilla and stone fruits. One of the better young OBs I think. Reminded me of a softer Springbank 10 - a compliment!

  4. Karsa Orlong scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted versus the Virgin Oak. This one is much more balanced and pleasent. Still lots of fruit and quite a long finish.

  8. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 716: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFSZZ0SNfo (88/100).

    "A classic example of an improving modern single malt whisky which is not encumbered with disingenuous fictional marketing..."

    Ralfy review 807: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPG1YN19bLk (89/100).
    Ralfy's whisky of the year 2020.

  9. IIIZIII scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Light, crispy fresh fruits, grain complex. Green apple, unripe banana, sweet and sour with a little creaminess. With water it is way more creamy, softer fruits are coming, especially melon, vanilla custard, cereal notes, honeyed vanilla.
    • Taste
      Very sharp and powerful arrival, astringent, bitter oak on the developmenmt. Medium finish with strong bitterness.
    • Finish
      With water and time the finish is getting significantly longer

  10. Spencer5 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Deanston does a great job. I drank with great pleasure, I will definitely buy another one.
    • Nose
      86 86
      light, grass, cereals, plum cake, peaches in syrup, bun, caramel
    • Taste
      85 85
      light sweetness, pear, raisins, caramel, oak, peanut butter, root notes
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium long, tea, dried fruit


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