MacDuff / The Deveron

The Deveron 18 Year Old Review

The Deveron 18 Year Old This time last year I was lucky enough to try a work in progress version of this dram. at a slightly more palatable 46% abv.

I’m a little disappointed as I had hoped all new range drams would be at 46%, this technically isn’t new range as was previously part of the Glen Deveron range, but I do understand why whisky companies choose to continue to bottle at 40%.

I'm disappointed with the mouthfeel and short finish which was definitely better on the work in progress that I tried at the distillery, this is a nice dram to drink, I'm just think it's not quite as nice as the version I tried last year, but then I will also admit that occasion and environment has a part to play in whisky tasting.

Thanks to The Deveron for including me on this tasting

Tasting Notes & Details


Woody and malty, with sawdust and oak wood sap, barley sugars which seem to be consistent throughout the range, hints of fresh fruit salad and mint leaves, a touch of menthol and salad greens and some light syrup.


Fruity, menthol, and mint leaves, wood sap and malty wood sap and light syrup covered custard creams, barley sugars and a hint of ground white pepper


Short again, mostly custard creams and barley sugars

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: The Deveron 18 Year Old
Age: 18
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: MacDuff
Bottler: The Deveron
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 16/10/2015 by Tom

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