Deanston 18 Year

Single Malt

Deanston // Highlands, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 83 )

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.

  • age
    18 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    Hogshead and first-fill Kentucky bourbon

Tasting Notes

"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."

Score 85

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