Deanston 18

Deanston 18

Price: $140 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Deanston / Distell

Region: Highland

46.3% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 18 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Golden

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Honey, pie crust, slightly floral, sugar, and very malt forward

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Minerally, malty, pastry crust, ginger, and honey

Finish: Light to medium warmth and shorter in length, salt and yeast, oak, and a touch of vanilla

Thoughts: If you like your scotch to have a heavy malt profile, this is for you, lots of honey here as well. Finish was a little disappointing however.

Score: 82 out of 100

 

Deanston Virgin Oak

Deanston Virgin Oak

Paid: $30 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Deanston / Distell

Region: Highland

46.3% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in virgin oak

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Straw gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Honey, oak, vanilla, confectionary sugar, young malt, donuts, sugar

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Vanilla, caramel, honey, pepper, oak, young malt, slight bitterness

Finish: Medium warmth and length, heather, honey, vanilla, oak, sugar

Thoughts: Lots of vanilla and oak with a sugary profile, but it cant mask the youth of the malt. Better than many blends, but nothing to amazing.

Score: 77 out of 100

 

Deanston 12

Deanston 12

Paid: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Deanston / Distell

Region: Highland

46.3% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Golden

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Butter toffee, velvety brown sugar, malt, and oak

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, toffee, caramel, honey, pepper, oak, cream, and chocolate

Finish: Medium, sweet chocolate oak, with a hint of brownie and sugar.

Thoughts: This is a great Scotch for Bourbon fans such as myself, sweet and supple with a good mouthfeel.

Score: 85 out of 100