Overall rating
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Stated Age
09 years old
Bourbon Cask
21 b
Number of bottles
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Apr 2018 8:05 am by Plutsch
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68,83

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32 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2009 JW

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.25 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    At a blind tasting I would have typed a Grain Whisky or Blend. He seems unfinished, immature and ...
    Complete tasting with photos and detailed information: https://dramned.blog/2018/07/11/deanston-9-jahre-jack-wiebers-596/
    • Nose
      Sweet, but closed and with a bit rancid beeswax, he looks tough and a bit dull. Also, the typical for Deanston honey is here rather hard and crumbly, as if he is too long in the storage cabinet. A grassy-metallic note confirms the young age. With fruits I can make out some pears and immature grapes with some concentration. Even a few drops of water do not really want to open it - it remains strangely restrained and somewhat immature overall.
    • Taste
      The high alcohol content brings a peppery warmth sharpness. A sugary sweetness spreads quickly throughout the mouth. The nose is mirrored almost 1: 1, but the honey here is much creamier and very dominant. Still waxy, dusty and somehow musty, but not from the wood. With a bit of water, it becomes sweeter and doughy as unfinished yeasty rolls, which remind me of these Knack & Back dough things from the cardboard box. Then freshly mown hay with a little spice and sweet eggnog like a grain. Oak comes only marginally to bear and brings a little tart dryness without real woody nuances.
    • Finish
      In the short finish especially malty grassy sweetness and again creamy honey. Slightly dry wood and dark malting sound longer.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yesterday in the pub at the Stammtisch, freshly uncorked, he stunk and did not arrive well with most, I was there with the car and did the Hochprozenter in a sample bottle for later - the empty glass smelled yesterday much better than the Dram itself - I think it's delicious - I'm not a Deanston fanboy - but the bottle looks really sexy :)
    • Nose
      88 88
      At first he smells a bit metallic bitter and wants to air!

      After a few minutes:
      Buttery creamy nose (Streichfett / Penatencreme -nachehm) with subtle fine honey sweetness, which is played by an increasing fruity acid, cooked pear with a little cinnamon and a hint of clove. In the background a mild citrus note - wood of the herbaceous kind, peeled deciduous tree branches, freshly cut branches, vanilla, fresh sawn boards - still green wood.

      Warmed with 4 drops of water to 15ml Malt it is fruity - fresh pear, hints of apricots, overripe apples, apple compote with lots of cinnamon and custard full
    • Taste
      87 87
      with 4 drops of water on the palate.

      Sweet and fruity with nicely balanced acidity - pears with lemon - fine pleasant bitterness - like sage, oak, grapefruit peel, lemon mint, mint, ginger, birch sap, slightly astringent and very warm
    • Finish
      87 87
      sweet sour fruity - then oak, herbs, a hint of wax - cascades of fruit, spice, ginger - in the end rather dry and medium with lemon peel and pear at the very end

  3. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An in my opinion absolutely great whisky, a terrific cask! Fabulous honey and sage notes and a wonderful syrupy, supple texture! Top! PLV: 9/10
    • Nose
      Herbs, butter, buttermilk, almonds, wood / oak, mint, wet woolen pork, grapefruit, bergamot;
    • Taste
      Bergamot, herbs, brown sugar, syrupy sweet, oily, supple, ever more distinct herbal notes, sage with fresh honey, cough syrup;
    • Finish
      Honey, sage, herbs, astringent;

  4. Kridler scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      spicy, alcohol, cereals, bright fruits (lemon, bright green apple)
    • Taste
      77 77
      Pepper, bitter, very little vanilla and wood. Light sweet caramel and Ruccola :-(
    • Finish
      78 78
      short and metallic

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I like this young Deanston very much. For 9 years there is a lot in it and he is (at least for me) something different.
    • Nose
      short sweet fruit, then seasoning ... Maggi, cowshed, then it becomes fresher, light sting from the alcohol, mint, every now and then a hint of fermented fruit ... pears, citrus notes ... lemon zest, malt, ginger, tart honey ,

      With a dash of water it gets tart, spicy, slightly nutty and sweet, no stinging. Very complex for 9 years and not uncomfortable.
    • Taste
      instantly a light tingling and a creamy sweetness, pleasant peppery spiciness, beautiful woody, walnuts, honey, pickled pears ... hard to define fruits, mint tea
    • Finish
      medium to long, sweet, spicy, slightly spicy, tart fruity

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85


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