Deanston 18 Year
Deanston // Highlands, Scotland
Master Distiller Ian MacMillan utilizes double-barreling to create this Highland single malt. After spending most of its time maturing in hogshead casks, the whisky then finishes in first-fill bourbon barrels from Kentucky. Released in 2015, it is non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46.3% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeHogshead and first-fill Kentucky bourbon
"Very fresh... Minty-fresh almost at first, with a hint of milk chocolate. There's room for some orchard fruits, as well as a touch of dried grass and ripe banana. The palate displays soft tannins which go hand in hand with lemon zest and oranges. There's a hit of fresh ginger too. Not very exciting or adventurous, but good whisky from Deanston nonetheless."