Scotch - Single Malt

Deanston 12yr Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky

From: Highlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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95th Percentile
This score falls in the 95th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

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Proof66 Notes

The Deanston 12yr single malt is their flagship brand. It is one of a very few highland scotches that are "unpeated," which civilians should hear as "without the smoky flavor" for which scotches are usually so well-known. It is also non-chill filtered, meaning it will have a bit of cloudy haze, particularly when water is added with the intention of retaining more flavor.

Deanston's 12yr scotch was named Best Single Malt Scotch 12 years and less in the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Deanston Distillery is a youngish operation relative to some of the ancient and storied distilleries in Scotland. It was converted in 1965 from a cotton mill and released its first scotch in 1971. It ceased operation in 1982 until it was purchased by Burn Stewart in 1990 and resumed production. Deanston was sold as part of the acquisition of Burn Stewart Distilleries (who own the distillery) to the Distell Group of South Africa in 2013.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
quantumboy7 quantumboy7 (23) (2016-05-18)
Drinks like an 80 proof. Super smooth, delicious. This is quintessential scotch, no smoke, no peat, no burn, just pure smooth flavor. This really is a classic in my book, and would make an excellent intro for noobs despite its higher proof. I typically prefer high octane and peaty scotches, but I always want to have a really excellent peat-free option handy. This is definitely the one!
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Muncher Muncher (263) (2014-11-22)
Mellow sweetness, oaky spice, and coconuts in the flavor profile. Coconuts on the nose too. Unique and quite tasty even though coconuts aren't really my thing.
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