Thank you to Member Rob Woodford who brought his friend Matthew Swinney along to review our first Whisky Club tipple for 2019 - The Deveron Highland single malt 12 year old.
Colour: Autumn leaves in Connecticut
Nose: Initially searing then rapidly softening
Palate: Fulsome, well balanced with lingering butter
Water: Moderate with water
Finish: Unmistakeable but not overbearing
Colour: An Autumn evening (soft amber)
Palate: Frontal sparkle but synonymous dive to back of throat
Water: Bulbous, light
Finish: Instant cockle warmer, upward journey
From the distiller:
This was another whisky released in 2015 by John Dewar & Sons as part of their ‘Last Great Malts of Scotland’ campaign. It is a Highland whisky produced at the MacDuff distillery on the eastern shore of the Deveron River. Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, then aged in barrels.
Nose: Sweet baking spice, toffee apples and ginger.
Palate: A core of butterscotch with waxy malt and apple pie.
Finish: Wood spice, vanilla and soft oakiness.
Overall: A new-look core expression for a single malt that's rightly getting more attention.
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