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Overall rating
80.67/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2008
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
576
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2018 2:29 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 58,75

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2008 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    I do not have any expectations on Deanston drams because I never had any that I remembered for longer than some hours and I doubt this one will change that legacy. Indeed, it did not! What else to say...
    • Nose
      80 80
      The colour is white wine and the nose is young and immature on mainly mashy aromas. Simply, unimpressive and not to my liking - how should I remember such a dram?
    • Taste
      81 81
      The taste is sweet on barley sugars, barley sugars and barley sugars... As I stated with the nose already: simple, unimpressive and not to my liking - how should I remember such a dram?
    • Finish
      82 82
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and a little hot. The finish is of medium length and adds some spices and a minor bitter note from the woods - at least some more impressions... but nevertheless, it stays not remarkable at all. Water turns the dram (even) more immature mashy and bitter - so forget about adding water...

  2. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unlike the other reviewers, I enjoyed this whisky. It can withstand a lot of water. (Based on sample - Jindřišská věž, Prague 1)
    • Nose
      Roasted corn, sage, vanilla.
    • Taste
      A lot of sweet, cumin, fennel, honey, egg yolks with icing sugar, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Citrus peel, lemon grass, grapefruit juice.

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Deanston 10 year 56.2%

    N: Sauvignon blanc, acetone, tart grapes, celery? It’s very thin and memorable in the sense that I do not like it.

    P: Astringent, hot, Apple cider vinegar. Aspartame and grape skin

    F: Hot, dry, oak spice, alcohol spice, tannic, cottonmouth.

    Thoughts: My mom used to say if you do not have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all...

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