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[Quick review] Deanston - 12 years old 46.3%

  This is a bottle I should have reviewed a while back now but better late than never! Distillery:  Deanston Bottler:  Distillery Age:  12 years old Distilled:  n/a Bottled: n/a Cask:  ex-Bourbon Abv:  46.3% Unchillfiltered:  Yes Natural Colour:  Yes Nb of bottles:  n/a Price:  Around £45 Extra:  Bottle has been opened for a couple of years My tasting notes: Nose:  Creamy malted barley, linseed oil, toffee, orange, nutty shortbread, lemon, freshly cut straw and slight honey. I remember being taken aback by the first pour and some turnip notes. Thankfully these have gone now! Palate:  Creamy, nutty and malty again. Vanilla, toffeed apples, creme caramel, red apples, hints of ginger, oak spice, black pepper, almond and some bitterness kicking around. Finish:  Nutty, woody, almonds and vanilla, warming oak spice, quite drying, hints of bitter orange. The finish is not incredibly long though...  With water:  Fresher nose with more citrus and fewer nutty/earthy notes. The palate also drops