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Deanston 1997 MBl

Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
05.1997
Bottled
07.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
578
Number of bottles
321
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2018 11:51 am by Whiskey@Arms&Oeli
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116,90

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40 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 1997 MBl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced, nicely spicy, not too sweet and not too spicy. Not overly complex, but different ... no sherry bomb. I like it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      dark fruits, plums, very short cherries, raisins, weak citrus notes, very spicy ... malt, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, ground coffee beans, a little vanilla, hair spray
    • Taste
      87 87
      spicy, woody, cherries, almonds, harsh forest honey, strong peppermint, some coffee, weak white pepper
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium to long, pleasant barrel, nice cherry / honey / peppermint note

  2. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good and well matured Deanston from the sherry barrel. Clear as Deanston. On the palate, I like this burnt caramel best. The nose is a bit simple. All in all a very neat-but also no toppaint.

    But you can safely knock out 120 thalers!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Big-bodied, sweet and thick. Not a shy boy at all.
    • Nose
      Huh, not what I expected from color & cask type... A very nice, restrained, dark-roast maltiness initially, like root beer or barley candy. Mocha and powdered sugar. A bit closed-up at first, but then the typical Deanston sulphury-weighty-fermentary-diesel/coal fume note appears, alongside lovely forest fruits and wild honey. Consider me convinced.
    • Taste
      Chewy and thick, with dark honey, brambles, blackcurrant, and a tarry, oily, dark coal aspect. Leathery and tart, yet with a sweet backbone. Very nice interplay between the dark, nutty Oloroso notes and the malty sweetness and spirit sulphur of the Deanston distillate. A winning combination. If I had to quibble: the sherry is perhaps a bit ... modern, and overt. But it all works a treat, even if it's not for those of us who cherish subtleness above all else.
    • Finish
      The palate on repeat: honey, fruits, leather, walnuts.

  5. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Initially hot alcohol, fermented fruit, no typical sherry note
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy, caramel, lemon cake, little fruit, definitely no sherry bomb
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long, behind a deliciously decent sweet bitterness from the barrel

  6. Speedo scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's not quite my favorite OA Deanstons, but quite decent and definite as Deanston and not killed by Sherry.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Rather dry and spicy with leather and tobacco, behind it a fresh fruit note, raspberry with mint, overall quite floral, some marzipan, slightly creamy with vanilla and nuts, the overall impression is really very fresh, after the first sip I also find a chocolaty note
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, almost chewable, fruity, after a short sweetness in the start also rather dry, sherry here more clearly, raisins, slightly sour, tart, nuts, plums, bittersweet, some wood, alcohol is well integrated, can be good drink in cask strength
    • Finish
      85 85
      behind, also ripe apple, bitter, medium long, unfortunately loses something behind

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