- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength Collection
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 64.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 05 Jul 2018 3:29 pm by whiskyhound
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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2006 SV
25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.07 points
- Very hard without water. I know it has 64 abv but nevertheless...
- Bit of a bruiser, but the nose is so fresh, zesty, lively and (yes:) complex that it doesn't really matter. Give this to pretty much anyone, and they'll be impressed, overwhelmed, and tipsy (in that order).
Fresh, funky, and full of almonds. Chunky marzipan, dark chocolate, leather, some citrus zest and cow dung: the Deanston dirtyness in full effect. Great balance between fruity acidity and weighty, savory meatiness. Does not nose "young" at all. A big, bad one, and I like it.
Worth trying without water for the sheer dark honey / thick gooey sweet berry goodness of it all. But then it's time to grow up and get serious, and add some water. Rye bread / pumpernickel, root beer, berry fruits, blackcurrant jam, cinnamon, and, again: marzipan. Some fresh, spiky oak - if there was such a thing as a sherried Bourbon, this might come close.
Peppery, teeth-coatingly sweet, and nutty. No bitterness whatsoever. Not subtle at all, but also not distracting or disruptive. Fades out with sweet malt and strong, thick mocha.
- Color: amber. Not as dark as you would expect from a 1st fill sherry after 11 years.
Nose: Tidy wood, effervescent powder, unripe blackberry, ripe plum, stollen with marzipan, dark chocolate, cinnamon. Nice complex.
Palate: Somewhat maritime (!), Woody, cherries, dried apricots, cranberries.
Finish: Long with wood, cherries and cranberries.
- A fabulous Deanston, really herbal, complex and dynamic, and most importantly of all, very tasty! I got quite similar notes as Totoro's review of this whisky...
(N = Neat, W = With water)
N: Very funky and herbal - lots of nuttiness in there, plenty of sherry and honey, and with hints of marzipan, fresh cut grass, and dark chocolate present.
W: A bit more of the herbs makes itself known, the potency of the whisky still holding up against the water.
N: Quite hot, lots of herbs and sherry initially, with malt and loads of chocolate. Dried fruits coming through. Very chewy too.
W: Not so hot, milk chocolate and sherry, and hints of dried fruits (dialed down from neat)
N: Plenty of herbs and sherry coming through still, fading into milk chocolate.
W: Much shorter, fading to light sweet sherry and chocolate.
- Great nose! Dark fruit, spicy and no pungent alcohol at all ... despite 64.6%! Nevertheless, the alcohol does not let through many flavors.
Not bitter in the mouth, but very hot ... even with water.
Very difficult whisky. Water doesn't really help, but it does improve the PLV significantly, because you can / have to pour a lot of it into it.
If you like strong bottlings, this is the place for you. It's too sharp for me.
fresh, strong malt and milk chocolate, pickled dark fruits, rum raisins, sweet plum jam, hair spray, brown sugar candy.
With water comes dry, old wood and even more malt and chocolate, but the alcohol stings easily. Black cherries
slight sharpness, which increases quickly the longer it stays in the mouth. Dark fruits, malt and tannins ... nothing more at first. He needs water for me!
Prunes, black pepper,
long, slightly spicy and bitter, woody, light fruitiness ... hard on the border of the unpleasant
Pure sherry, hint of nuts
Heat and spice, sherry, Sour, dry. Neede water to open up
Complex finish, Heat goes on, Sour and dry
- Rich dessert, fermented fruit, burnt dried fruit
Dry, astringent, pear jam and dry wood, fortified wine
The aftertaste complements the taste.