John Dewar & Sons Ltd. has announced the release of The Deveron single malt, which hails from MacDuff Distillery, located on the northern edge of Aberdeenshire.
The new expressions of The Deveron 10 Year Old, The Deveron 12 Year Old and The Deveron 18 Year Old have never been released before now, and will be available beginning this October.
Located where the river meets the sea, Macduff Distillery sits near the mouth of the River Deveron. Sheltered from the worst of the seaboard storms and winter winds, this spot has seen the creation of The Deveron malt whisky for many a decade.
A comparatively modern distillery – its spirit first began to flow in 1960 – Macduff was brought into being mainly for the purpose of supplying malt whisky to the blending industry. It was commissioned by a consortium of four businessmen, who called themselves Glen Deveron Distillers Ltd.
Emanating from five small copper pot stills, and unusual horizontal condensers that coax extra character from the spirit, the company says, The Deveron has a tang of coastal air about it. The distillery is set up for a light, fruity spirit that’s replete with apple tones and nutty notes, according to the company.
The new portfolio consists of three age statements, each bottled at 40% ABV: The Deveron 10 Years Old (only available in France), The Deveron 12 Years Old and The Deveron 18 Years Old. Each expression has been launched in selected markets around the world, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, United States and United Kingdom.
The Deveron 10 Year Old — Toffee, crisp apples and creamy oak.
The Deveron 12 Year Old — Toasted grain and apples, seaborne spice. SRP: $60
The Deveron 18 Year Old — Fruity depths, nutty notes. SRP: $107