Review: Deanston 12 yr. oldAugust 5th, 2009
Here’s another 12 year old single malt to consider. More expensive than the Trader Joe’s Imperial, but would appeal to more of my moods than the Imperial.
Deanston, 12 year old, 46.3%, $55
Not chill-filtering and bottling at a higher proof has improved the whisky, amplifying the whisky’s subtle flavors. Antique gold color. The flavors are bright and fresh, with notes of citrus, pineapple, lemongrass, and subtle ginger, all on a bed of clean honeyed malt, light toffee and soft vanilla. Gentle, easy-going finish. A pleasant “any time of the day” dram.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 82