The Glenglassaugh can wait another day… (See my facebook page if you have no idea what i’m on about.) I’m really not in the mood for sherried uisge tonight.
I bought a batch of miniatures a few weeks back, all from distilleries that i don’t already have expressions from or don’t know much about. All part of the learning process i think, broadening my horizons so to speak.
Deanston 12yo, 46.3%. I’ve never even tasted it before, barely heard of it to be brutally honest.
It’s pale gold and a fairly light weight spirit, despite that additional (and welcome) alcohol.
Gingerbread with lots of butter was my first thought, there’s some honey too. It’s slightly floral (on the nose especially) but with contrasting orange zest and hazelnuts. It’s a wee bit surprising, the palate is quite different to what i was expecting, especially after that light delicate nose.
I really quite like it. Enough to make an effort to try and find some more Deanston drams!