Deanston 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Ex-Bourbon Casks
46.3 % Vol.
50 ml
New Design 2016
Bottle code
P039972 17051 6
Added on
15 jul 2017 11:46 am by KonstUA

Average value

€ 6.32

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.19 points

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nice and fruity-fresh on the nose and a full flowery bouquet. The taste is more dominated by the malt / grain note and the fruit fades into the background, even if they are noticeably present.
    For around 35 euros a bottle, you can't go wrong if you're into pure, not too complex ex-Bourbon whiskys.
    This is a whisky to drink alongside, without having to / be able to be analyzed in a deep and complex manner.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      81 81
      light fruits and stone fruits (apple, pear, peach; after a certain time an aroma of unripe bananas appears) as well as a floral aroma (reminiscent of a flower meadow in summer with a dash of lavender) In the background, light spice (cloves and cinnamon) and a malty note. The sweetness is noble and only comes into play in the form of powdered sugar.
    • Taste
      81 81
      very sweet in the beginning. The spice is held back at first and arrives on the tongue with a little delay, but rather restrained peppery. It swings into a slight bitterness, which quickly turns into a malty note. The fruits do not come out quite as strongly, although noticeably there.
      Sweeter and fruity on the second sip. Bitterness no longer occurs, but the malt / grain note emerges again, which goes well with the whisky in its entirety.
    • Finish
      79 79
      the malty note stays in the mouth for a relatively long time. The light fruits remain for a while, but the malt note is dominant.
      On the second sip, some oak sticks to the maltiness.

  2. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    nice malt
    fruity profile.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and bitter apples, floral, oak tannins, white sugar sweetness, a slight mustiness, yeasty sweet dough, bitter finish

  4. hlz30 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A good daily dram, but not so characteristic
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sour dough, cereal bread, apricot, pear, bitterness from baked almond and dark chocolate; grass, vanilla and a hint of ginger. Leaving it in the glass brings out the lemon zest and ripe orange. Quite bourbon-driven
    • Taste
      82 82
      Medium and round texture. Sweetness from pear along with bitterness from dark chocolate. The alcohol is well integrated on the palate then in the nose
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, vanilla and slightly oaky-spicy

  5. eNZzo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. tribe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity of blood orange, gooseberries and lemon peel. malt
    • Taste
      84 84
      Tastes green ... gooseberries and herbs. Thyme? Fruity and then comes malt. Flows loosely down the neck.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long and pleasant. Hardly any wood, just subtle

  7. nallacam scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, cereal, maltiness, light fruit, mild
    • Taste
      82 82
      sharp, sweet, simple, not complex
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium length, slightly bitter, again very sweet

  8. dee_hamma scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    n22, t22, f23, b23
    One of the favorite single malt. Honey, rich, powerful
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honey (lots of honey!), Cashews, butterscakes, caramel
    • Taste
      88 88
      Honey, brioche bun, salted caramel, orange peel
    • Finish
      92 92
      Powerful, enveloping aftertaste: honey and coconut milk again, tangerines


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