Deveron 18 year old, 40%

Price: $98 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Formerly marketed as Glen Deveron and now rechristened the Deveron as part of owner John Dewar & Sons' Last Great Malts initiative, this 18 year old is the oldest of three releases on offer. Oily on the nose, with apricots, sultanas, and toffee. Dark spices merge with sweet apples, walnuts, and a hint of chewing tobacco on the palate. Ginger and pepper in the lengthy finish.