As much as I like this site with its varied reviews and a sense of being part of the whisky fabric, it’s not without a few issues; not least of which are some strangely low scores given by the experts which are totally at odds with the scores from the novices like me. Case in point is Deanston 12. Yes, I know we all have different palates and therefore different preferences, but a good whisky is a good whisky. The Distiller score of 79 is simply wrong. First, the basics: 46.3% ABV, natural color, non chill-filtered. Off to a good start I would say. The nose is quite sweet with fruits (apples/pears) and a hint of malt. The palate offers a thick mouthfeel with nice toffee notes and more maltiness. The finish is medium in length which fades away nicely with a slightly bitter citrus note that balances the sweet arrival. At $59 this l is a solid 88 in my book. Take note, Distiller.
59.0 USD per Bottle