Overall rating
82.78/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB111499
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
21 b
Number of bottles
294
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 apr 2018 8:05 am by Plutsch
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.75

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Whisky reviews for Deanston 2009 JW

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.78 points.

  1. BehindSpace scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    very young, acidic, metallic. very light fruits.

    it takes a lot of time, air, and a bit of warmth before any nice notes come out of the glass.

    No malt for me....
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Bite

    Old Train Line is a series of independent bottlings by Jack Wiebers, a German bottler. In a previous life, Jack Wieber was an agent for Michael Jackson, the pop star. I find the labels of this series really worthwhile. But, of course, it is about the content, in this case a young Deanston that matured on a bourbon barrel for 9 years.

    The nose starts closed and needs some hand warmth. Honey and some white fruit are surrounded by a soft touch of beeswax, slightly metallic notes and green grapes, but at the same time it also offers a light off-note in the form of vase water. It can not hide its young age.

    It is rather sharp and very peppery on the tongue. In that sense, it is a fine continuation of the nose, but the alcohol is not 100% integrated. This stuff really bites. The beeswax returns, the honey as well and the white fruit is now clearly of the candied kind with a lot of sugar over it. Some hay appears in the background. It becomes very sweet and spicy from the second sip, after your saliva glands have gone into overdrive.

    The finish is long, but offers nothing new. He dies a slightly bitter death.

    This Deanston is okay-ish. Fortunately, the off-note on the nose did not return on the palate or in the aftertaste. Given the young age of this malt, that's not too bad. Thank you, Manny.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very powerful dram, fruity, more sour fruits in the nose, more sweet and tropical fruits in the body. Young but pleasant for sure.
    • Nose
      Ripe fruits, apples, spicy, mineral, metalic. Pretty some alcohol. Organic, vegetal. Some sour notes.
    • Taste
      Very powerful, pungent. Pepper. Very heavy on alcohol. Again, fruity. Orange, peach. But more sweetness, some tropical fruits as well.
    • Finish
      Still very powerful. Very fruity, tropical fruits. A bit drying. Pretty long.

  9. 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

  10. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    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

  11. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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;

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