Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Deanston 12: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Bite and Booze: Whisk(e)y Wednesday: Deanston 12 Year Scotch Whisky
Deanston, 12 Year, Scotch, Whisky, Scotland
Deanston 12 Year Scotch Whisky
Deanston is a single malt Highland Scotch whisky.  It possesses a soft nutty and caramel nose with a buttery bite.  On taste it reminded Eric and I of a croissant and James added the flavor of a nice smoked cheese.  Slightly salty, the Scotch carried oak flavor and butter tones throughout.  It finished abruptly, though had some lingering tones of citrus-y tartness.   Overall it was nicely balanced, smooth, and easy to drink, though not exceptional.

Deanston 12 Year

69.25 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing.  A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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