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.