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Deanston 2006 SV

Overall rating
85.25/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB122012
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Local Dealer Selection - 2nd Edition
Vintage
28.08.2006
Bottled
08.11.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900127
Number of bottles
527
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
04 dec 2018 5:53 pm by Mr.Edradour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2006 SV

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.25 points

  1. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I expected more from a lauded release of a Local Dealer Selection bottling. The sherry is muddled and lacks impact. Only the interesting association of smoke sets this Deanston apart from just any other generic sherry cask. Too bad really. The Deanston from last year’s release was much better IMHO. There are not real off notes here, but it does not shine anywhere either.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Not very expressive at first. Faint sweetness and a cooling bite of rocket fuel ABV. Whiffs of flintiness and dried fruit emerge, but the alcohol is masking most of it. With water: more sweetness.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Juicy-sweet. Cold, faint bonfire embers? Some oxidized form of smokiness? On the palate of a 12yo Deanston? Interesting. It proceeds less curious, with oranges, chalky tannins, and herbal tea. Not all that expressive in my opinion.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium-short. A continuation of what was going on before. Oranges, some tannins and faint caramel.

  2. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    --- Blind cost ---
    • Nose
      84 84
      Alcohol stings. Sweet sherry, herbs, sweet malt, pastries, a fresh note in the background. Quite spicy and a bit musty. A little bit shy ... needs warmth. But somehow set.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Violent start. Very spicy, sweet, again the pastry, a hint of ash (???), some oak.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Little meaningful. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet, quickly gone.

  3. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted "blind"
    Color: dark amber, some red tinge

    Unusual bottling. The nose is really good. Then it gets weird. In the mouth the ashes and the smoke. Where is that supposed to come from at Deanston? Is that a sulfur indication?. Probably not - strange. A little too dry and the finish also falls off. What a shame after a promising start.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Barrel aromas dominate. Wine profile, more modern, sherry, port or red wine? I type on port. Dominated by red fruits: berries, more sweet than sour, dates. A few spices, menthol, marshmallow, a fireplace? Later sandalwood. Heavy and dense, the alcohol doesn't sting, but I still suspect> 50%
    • Taste
      82 82
      Mouth: decent start, alcohol ~ 58-60%, dry, interestingly I suspect lightly peated, which was not so noticeable in the nose. The second sip gives more sweetness and a few more berries. After that the oak pushes. European oak imho. I stay with the wine barrel. Dry again. 1st fill? Even sweeter with water. Campfire, ashes.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish: still dry, relatively spartan for the intense aroma before. A few burnt berries with sugar.

  4. robain scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
      Peatyness, oak and sherry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Ashes, sherry, raisins and oak.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oak shavings and ashes

  5. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well, I didn't expect that now. Extremely dark, tart, spicy and more cigar malt than most who call themselves that. I especially like the finish, like smoking a pipe with a standard whisky. Class!
    • Nose
      88 88
      So that's what I call tobacco flavor. Lots of it, plus a lot of leather, with black currants. In addition, some glue and oak. Unfortunately the whole thing is a bit closed and the earthy notes are very dominant, there is almost no fruit to smell. Still, has something.

      After some standing time honey.

      Ps: He doesn't like thinning at all.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, you notice the 60%. In the mouth now the full load of pipe tobacco (Burley). Very spicy and dark, with a very great oak taste.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and intense, pleasant bitterness, very spicy.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not my whisky. The sherry butt could certainly have done better. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/11/25/eine-handvoll-highlands-mehr/

  7. Matze1909 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Almond, dark fruit, sweetness, nut
    • Taste
      85 85
      Rum pot, spicy, briefly a little alcoholic
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium-long to long, slight bitterness after a while

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      some earth, wood, honey, peach, strawberries, herb candy, blackberries, some citrus
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, lemon, herb candy, wood, earth, chilli

  9. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    with water: the nose and taste really cry out for water, which is why he gets more than just a few drops. Yes, with the water you get the alcohol under control, but unfortunately this makes the sherry very dull, the tobacco gets stronger, and the oak also becomes more dominant

    Conclusion: From the data, this should be a great sherry bomb. But he does not keep what he promises, too much alcohol, poorly integrated. If you take water, it becomes dull. In my opinion, the whisky was in the barrel for too long and then took the negative rather than the positive barrel influences with it. Too bad - unless you like intense notes of tobacco.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, cocoa, leather, the sherry also bring a little dark sweetness (black currant jelly) with it, a few minerals, plus the very dominant alcohol, some glue comes through and a very strong oak, does not look completely round
    • Taste
      violent start with a lot of alcohol, then the sherry slowly defends itself, tobacco, leather old wood, strong oak, a little liquorice
    • Finish
      short to medium length, in addition to the sherry of all violent and in the end also quite bitter oak notes

  10. Silversurfer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Matze1909 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a great malt
    I really liked the tobacco notes
    • Nose
      thin, light tobacco, raisins, leather
      later sherry, red fruit (cherries?)
      with water: dark chocolate, light oak
    • Taste
      strong and oily on the palate
      Tobacco !!!, old wood (oak)
      with water: bitter, bitter herbs
    • Finish
      long
      again tobacco, slightly oak, bitter

  13. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Nikilema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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