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Deanston Organic 15 year old, 46.3%

Price: $115 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Deanston distillery has released its first organic single malt, aged for 15 years in new oak barrels. It is non-chill filtered. Stem ginger, white pepper, cloves, and vanilla on the nose. The palate is rich with intensely sweet early fruit notes, honey, more ginger, and now black pepper. Becoming nuttier and slightly metallic in the finish with spicy oak and a hint of aniseed. (Germany and Travel Retail) £80