No pomp and circumstance, folks. Scotchytime is back, and its time to get back to business. Over the holidays, I was sampling my Pop's scotch collection, which wavers from well diversified to Highland-heavy. This time, it was the latter. I tried one of his favorite inexpensive (about $40) Highland single malts: Deanston.
As an aficionado of peaty, smoky islay scotch, many Highland scotches taste flat. Deanston is one of these. It had caramel notes, some mild spice, mild wood notes, but little more. Perhaps a good scotch to drink with powerfully flavored food? An afternoon scotch?