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Deanston 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.26/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
PO35667 L5141115132
Barcode
5029704217175
Added on
10 Jul 2017 4:11 pm by alex..w..fan
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48,10

18 × in wishlist

130 × member ratings

244 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 12-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.26 points

  1. Najzero scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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

  2. Spencer5 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    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

  3. MattDoobie scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This is a flawless dram that offers bang for bucks rarely seen in single malts. It’s simple without being boring, a sweet, mouth coating bourbon cask matured product that will go very fast despite the fact that it’s the most inexpensive scotch I own.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hay, barley sugar, honey and pears.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Loads of honey, slight oakiness and oranges in the background. Vanilla, green apple and some topical fruit.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A little powdered sugar, heavy on the honey, medium in lenght.

  4. MattDoobie scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This is a flawless dram that offers bang for bucks rarely seen in single malts. It’s simple without being boring, a sweet, mouth coating bourbon cask matured product that will go very fast despite the fact that it’s the most inexpensive scotch I own.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hay, barley sugar, honey and pears.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Loads of honey, slight oakiness and oranges in the background. Vanilla, green apple and some topical fruit.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A little powdered sugar, heavy on the honey, medium in lenght.

  5. MattDoobie scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This is a flawless dram that offers bang for bucks rarely seen in single malts. It’s simple without being boring, a sweet, mouth coating bourbon cask matured product that will go very fast despite the fact that it’s the most inexpensive scotch I own.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hay, barley sugar, honey and pears.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Loads of honey, slight oakiness and oranges in the background. Vanilla, green apple and some topical fruit.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A little powdered sugar, heavy on the honey, medium in lenght.

  6. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    (Tasted 01.03.2019)
    NOSE: Already straight out of the bottle, this smells nicely of serious whisky with an initial nose of malt, minerals, iodine and light smoke. Like a cousin of Springbank. After some minutes the smoke disappears while iodine and malt takes over. It is a sweet biscuity maltiness. Then there are lemons. And the light smoke returns. Then more sweet maltiness. Engine oil and engine room. With a few drops of water: more lemon and malt. (89p)
    Initial TASTE: The arrival is slightly oily, then ginger, black pepper and salt.
    BODY: The oiliness enriches the body of this malt, which is quite sweet and rounded on the mid palate. Not very complex but really moreish and characterful. A
    little water doesn’t change much. (87p)
    FINISH: Black pepper, ginger, lemon (86p)
    = Weighted Rate 88 points

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/whiskylive-2019-day-1-part-2/

    After TBWC stand, I’d no specific plans. Brian Houston from Deanston catches my eye so I decide to refresh my memory of Deanston’s new-found excellence after a distillery visit there in 2017 [blog].

    C: The 18yo shares a similar pleasing profile to the 12yo with something lost & something gained – plenty gained actually. Both crackers!

  8. YuraLM scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fusel oil, malt, orange, fresh apple, pear. At the end wine notes and light fruitiness
    • Taste
      Fusel oil, sweet, simple, not saturated, light fruitiness
    • Finish
      Averge-lasting, little bit sweet, fruity

  9. RobIsrael scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Maybe they want to cover the spirit by using some very intense wood (charred bourbon oak?). Iam not very fond on this whisky. It is not bad but very American, bourbon like.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Lots of oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, little bit of citrus, grassy notes in the back.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Oily mouthfeel, big, robust, too much on the oak. Vanilla, caramel, sawdust.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Short length, little bit hot, again more oak driven then spirit driven.

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    2nd version with new bottling, still ex bourbon cask.
    • Nose
      minerality!
      glue, a soft side too, caramel, vanilla, dry but strong wood
    • Taste
      spices present, peppery, vanilla stronger, a pastry side, woody tenacious on dry wood, citrus also now on the orange, vanilla spring, a little varied exotic fruits and mixed
    • Finish
      spices, citrus fruits, vanilla, a little rock that makes a typical, and this wood, this wood

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