Deanston is one of these distilleries that have a huge offering of 'special releases' and a very modest core range with merely two age statements and a virgin oak expression. This 18 Year Old sits at the top of the range, above the Deanston 12 Years. It comes exclusively from first fill bourbon casks.I tried this whisky almost 7 years ago and wasn't exactly blow away. Yet Deanston 18 won the Whisky of the Year 2022 award from The Whisky Exchange, which piqued my interest. So here I am with a new batch in my glass.
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