A whisky distilled at the MacDuff distillery in Speyside, this dram has long been marketed as Glen Deveron. This distillery was first found in 1962, and has largely been used for producing blends including William Lawson and Dewar’s. Indeed, Dewar’s now own the distillery, under their parent company, spirits giant Barcardi. The brand has recently seen a relaunch, under Dewar’s “Last of the Great Malts” range, changing its name to Deveron. Found just where the River Deveron meets the coastline, this is a wonderful collision of the Speyside and Highland styles with a wonderful maritime quality. This is a cracking, easy drinking whisky, with a wonderful soft fruit flavour. On the nose, this dram offers supple peach and apricot aromas, with a little grassy cereal sweetness, toffee, and bready malt. The palate is chewy and buttery, with a little sea spray alongside the sweet fruits of the nose. The finish is short and sweet, with a quick dose of woodspice. A great dram all round!