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The Deveron 12 Year Old

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

23rd Aug 2017

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There is no Deveron distillery, but we do know the Macduff Distillery as the maker of this malt, which also happens to be at the heart of many blends, most notably the world famous William Lawson’s. In 2015 the single malt was put in completely new livery and is now called simply The Deveron. There is a 10, 12 and 18 year old. I have to say, the fumed glass bottle looks quite nice. I like it. Here’s to hoping the liquid is also good.

From the first whiff, it is clear that this is a lightweight. Some apples and pears, some honey, freshly cut grass, hay, vanilla and after a few moments some lost dades. All in all a fresh and summery nose, but far from complex.

The body is more than ok. This is not flat at all. Next to the aromas of the nose, which are transformed into taste, the whole is upholstered with some nuts and a slight bitterness appears as if from tea that has been overdone.

The finish is very short and the bitterness expands. That’s a pity. A surprisingly salty edge makes up for that, though.

Well, this is a very straightforward dram. A bottle is only 30 EUR, that’s the good news. Simple summer dram.

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7 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

I keep thinking I'll try this one because the price is right. I think you just talked me out of it @markjedi1. It's a price point with many other good options.

2 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

The people who presented the "last Great Malts of Scotland" seemed to think more highly of it...

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt
MadSingleMalt commented

Looks like a bottle of ginger ale.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Frost
Frost commented

I'd say this is the only disappointing bottle, in the entry level ranges, of the "last great malts of Scotland" line up

2 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

At that price point you are better off with the Aultmore 12, Glen Garioch 12, Glenfarclas 12, Craigallechie 13, Glenmo Original, Glendronach 12 Original and many more. Life's too short to waste time and money on crap whisky.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@BlueNote Agreed! That's why I'd avoid all of those. Drink less and better works for me.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Nozinan Good attitude. I'm upping my price threshold as of now.

2 years ago 0

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