Deanston 12 Yr. Scotch
Staff Pick

Deanston 12 Yr. Scotch

Item # 29765 750mL
$54.99/ Single Bottle
$329.94/ Case of 6

Tasting Notes

This converted cotton mill produces quality malt whisky with a definitive honey characteristic that is very desirable for blenders. Aromas of fresh cut grass, malt sugars and, of course, honey. The flavor is malty, with a touch of vanilla and a rich, honeyed finish. Nothing from Deanston is colored or filtered.

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Staff Pick Notes

Gourmets revere simple but immaculately executed foods. Think of a flaky Parisian croissant, some thin Pastrami on Rye, or a perfectly seasoned soup. This is what Deanston 12 year is for me. The aroma is delicate but inviting enough to make you tilt the glass. Offering well integrated aromas of wet barley, toasted cereals, honey, and warm homemade cream. The palate is rich with malt, brown sugar, burnt orange peels, honey, flaky chocolate, and subtle earthen smoke. This whisky doesn’t plumb the depths in search of strange or exotic flavors. But what draws me in is its elegant execution of flavors and texture.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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