Category: Deanston

Speyside Road Trip: The Preamble (Glengoyne, Deanston, Tullibardine)

After two previous visits to Scotland that were part of tagging along to various friends' plans, my wife and I finally planned a Speyside trip that was exclusively whisky-related. It involved driving up from deepest mid-Hertfordshire to the town of Aberlour, with overnight stops in Moffat and Dundee along the way (the former to split … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip: The Preamble (Glengoyne, Deanston, Tullibardine)

Deanston 18 (46.3%, OB 2018)

This is the older-style bottle of the 18 year-old Deanston - the packaging may have had a slight face-lift but the whisky inside is the same. The label says 'bourbon cask finish', which is a bit vague (e.g. was it not in ex-bourbon casks for the main part of its maturation?). After checking with the … Continue reading Deanston 18 (46.3%, OB 2018)

Deanston 12 (46.3%, OB 2020)

A decade ago, not many whisky writers were paying much attention to Deanston, but this entry-level expression has been slowly but surely rising in people's estimation. Consider Serge's scores - he first tried the current iteration at 46.3% in 2009, giving it a score of 74 and saying 'maybe we should have waited for twenty … Continue reading Deanston 12 (46.3%, OB 2020)