Deanston Single Malt Scotch Review
The Deanston distillery, located in Perthshire in the Midlands (also known as
the Southern Highlands) is one of the most recently constructed distilleries in
Scotland. In fact, I could argue that Deanston wasn’t really ‘constructed’ at all.
In 1965 and 1966 Deanston was converted from a cotton mill (built in 1785)
by the Deanston Distillery Co Ltd. – a subsidiary of James Finlay & Co Ltd.
This scotch was quite a treat. I thought it was a bit strong and ‘smokey’ for me, but I did enjoy the sourness of it.
I’d give it a 6 / 10.
Cost: $30 (from what I remember)
From the pros:
Nose: Oily, nutty start. Then the strange fruity notes emerge that usually indicate some kind of finishing.
Sweet & sour. Some smokier and farmy elements appear after a few minutes. Becomes too sour in the end.
Taste: Round and sweet start. It feels hotter than the relatively modest proof would suggest. Menthol.
Score: 74 points – Nose and palate were not really consistent over time. Loses points after a decent start.