Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.99

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92 × member ratings

131 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2006 SV

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.07 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very hard without water. I know it has 64 abv but nevertheless...

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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).
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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)
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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)
    • Finish
      N: Plenty of herbs and sherry coming through still, fading into milk chocolate.

      W: Much shorter, fading to light sweet sherry and chocolate.

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      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
    • Taste
      85 85
      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,
    • Finish
      83 83
      long, slightly spicy and bitter, woody, light fruitiness ... hard on the border of the unpleasant

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. aksm_be scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Pure sherry, hint of nuts
    • Taste
      84 84
      Heat and spice, sherry, Sour, dry. Neede water to open up
    • Finish
      85 85
      Complex finish, Heat goes on, Sour and dry

  8. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rich dessert, fermented fruit, burnt dried fruit
    Dry, astringent, pear jam and dry wood, fortified wine
    The aftertaste complements the taste.

  9. Skyfall scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Quercus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92


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