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Glen Deveron 20: A Review

Glen Deveron 20 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey


Glen Deveron 20 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, 40% ABV

Price per 1L at YYZ - Toronto-Pearson International Airport, Canada: $135CAD (~$99USD)

  • Color: Light brown, toasted straw
  • Nose: Cherries, apples, toasted wheat; not overly complex (3/5)
  • Palate: Ripe, fresh fruit, honeydew, apples, red peppers, sherry, fresh-chopped wood, molasses (44/75)
  • Palate w/Water: Not much improves, but it doesn't get worse; same notes, just less prominent (4/10)
  • Finish: Raisins, light peat, red wine, plum pudding (8/10)
  • Mouthfeel: Pretty standard, silky and smooth but no "stickiness" (2/5)
  • Value: Though it's not likely I'll have the chance again anytime soon, I don't think I'd pickup another bottle. (1/5)

Total Score: 62/100

This is a pretty decent scotch (don't interoperate 62/100 as a grade 'D'), albeit a bit pricey. I'm glad I bought a bottle, but once it's gone, I doubt I'd ever buy this again.

Backstory

I had a trip to Canada recently and decided to peruse the Duty Free store at YYZ before my flight. I saw this bottle priced curiously low for a 20-year vintage. I'd also never heard of it before. Liquor laws in Ohio are pretty conservative and assumed it just wasn't something available in Ohio. I bought a bottle and figured it couldn't be too bad. Luckily it wasn't, but it's not a sleeper either.

Published: 12/21/2018 6:53 PM in Whiskey

Article by: Noah Wood