Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Deanston 12

One World Many Malts..Welcome to Single Malt Lives! where I personally review whisky one bottle at a time.Today,I am reviewing Deanston 12 Highland single malt & will share the following information-
  • My research on the history behind this whisky
  • Vital Stats
  • Tasting notes
  • SJ's Rating
  • Occasions best enjoyed & other tips
This has to be one of the most fascinating stories that I have every read.According to it's website, Deanston Distillery cotton mill opened in 1785 ( Oh my !). After the cotton industry declined the mill closed it's doors and converted into Deanston Distillery in 1974. Today it has opened it's doors for singe malt enthusiasts and has a worldwide presence. That is quite a history! 
Just like the unique story, the taste of this whisky is quite something that I never experienced before. You will find out this in my tasting notes. Enjoy! Now it is time to find out if it lives up to the name & legacy.  

Vital Stats
Deanston 12 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $54.73 for 750ml($4.99 for 50ml sampler bottle) 
Age- 12 years 
ABV- 46.3%
Region- Highland
Distillery- Burn Stewart Distillers ltd
Awards won- 2017 Gold Medal, World Whiskies Award

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance-  Medium Gold
Aroma- Nice orange, fruity. Some lingering marmalade, vanilla,oak
Flavor- This is something I never tasted before. It is robust dry spice, flavors bursting all at once. Overwhelming spice, oak, vanilla & cloves.
Body- Medium
Finish- Very short dry finish
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
Robust character but all the flavors comes in at once & leaves the palette at once very quickly. Tsunami of flavors doesn't build time to enjoy. 
Occasions- Casual drinking
Cocktails- None, Neat or rocks
Food Pairings- None
SJ's pro tip- Not enjoyable as a sipping whisky as it does not smooth.

I enjoyed tasting this whisky as I got transported to a very different world of flavor. Have you enjoyed this lately? Let me know in the comments below. 
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