Picked it up after a visit to the Aberfeldy distillery in the distillery shop. I was disappointed by the samples of the Aberfeldy 12 and Dewars' White label they were offering at the end of the door when I came across this fellow, never saw the bottle before, nice and sleek design of the packaging. At the time the Glen Deveron was still a rather mysterious malt in Belgium, whereas today, two years later every convenience store seems to have it on its shelf. The disappointment after buying this bottle was so big that I changed my ways and decided to never buy another whole bottle again before trying a few samples first. Bottled at only 40%, do not add water to this one
Colour: A nice golden dram
Nose: Citrus, cereals, whiffs of oak wood shaving, a bit floral and light scents of vanilla. Not a strong nose.
Taste: Oak, cereal notes, a whiff of orange.
Finish: Wait what finish? The only thing I get out of this is a short and sharp bitter end.
This malt is like a disappointing roller coaster ride: it looks spectacular from the outside, but as you get into the cart you'll get your first doubts, there are no bumps or corners on the ride, just a flat track and when you arrive at the finish two seconds later, you feel cheated. It was not unpleasant, but the lack of a climax, or just anything to report here makes this a very boring malt. It will probably remain in my cabinet for the years to come, as I'm not really motivated to finish it. The score the I'll give to this malt is fairly low, not because it's a bad whisky, but there is simply nothing I can report on the Finish of this malt.