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Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
142
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Dec 2018 12:52 pm by Astrid
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.58

30 × in wishlist

142 × member ratings

631 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 10-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. Simson scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    It arrives with malt and sweetness and subtle red wine notes. In the taste it is then accompanied by the dryness of the Bordeaux wine. The finish is medium long. To me it is a very good expression of Deanston and a dram I could drink everyday.

  2. 11insomnium scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It takes some time in the glass to develop the fruitiness. The influence of red wine is not dominant, but noticeable. Particularly convincing in the nose.
    • Nose
      Somewhat fresh, mild and fruity, later beautiful floral and sweet, blossom honey, red wine
    • Taste
      Bittersweet spice and a bit tart dryness, fruity with a distant red wine note and light sweetness
    • Finish
      Short, fruity and sweet

  3. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    A pleasant and full nose. First with a heavy fruit note, here the grape pushes to the fore. Citrus, chocolate and oak flavor follow. Vanilla, caramel and roasted aromas are on top.

    Taste:
    The Deanston comes full-bodied with sweet fruit of grapes, honey and a little citrus. Chocolate and oak pull the malt into the spicy-dry (without becoming bitter) here you can feel the influence of the red wine barrel. •

    Outlet:
    A medium length finish with dark chocolate and oak flavor.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, wine, distinctly dark, slightly dried berries, currant leaf, sweet herbal medicine, oak bark, vanilla roll with topping, slightly mineral.

    Taste: sweet, berry jam, roasted sugar, pinching spices, pepper, ginger, dark raisins, minerality, chalk, oak tannin, cracked grape seed, bitter extra dark chocolate.

    Finish: raisins, sweet candied ginger, orange liquor, astringent oak, grape skin, minerality, medium length.

    Rating: 84

    Bottom line: a well-cut whisky came out at Dinston, distinctly berry, with a predominance of wood tannins and spices. Something reminiscent of Porto-finishes, lovers of wine supplements should like.

  6. SRB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Ocko_tom_Brook scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    A strong and expressive whisky, which is worth buying again and again.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intensive; mild pipe tobacco with notes of vanilla, apricot and raisin. The red wine cannot be denied, but is not dominant.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong and expressive in taste; Fruits and red wine only briefly attract all attention, oak quickly moves to the foreground, but remains pleasant overall.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Pepper and oak tones are accompanied by a slight bitterness - unfortunately a bit spicy. In the end, he can't quite keep the good impression.

  8. Norrwind26 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky. Color, nose, taste in harmony. Well balanced. Red wine note not too dominant.

  9. Toto0808 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  10. JFX scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Red grapes and cranberries. Who would have thought I'd find grapes here? Then something sweet arrives. I couldn't pinpoint it at first, got some caramel, maple syrup, nutmeg, dextrose and cocoa powder. Finally all of that kind of ends up combining into the smell of raw Christmas cookie dough. Mmmh, cookie dough...

      After a while I also find something that reminds me of lemon mentos.

      Listen kids: don't drink alcohol. Even if this sounds like your dream dinner.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very soft and sweet honey notes in the first second. Then it sneaks up on you, the alcohol comes through (btw: thanks for bottling at 46.3% you girls and guys at Deanston are amazing!) accompanied by some nutty flavours. Think chestnuts and walnuts.
      All of that with a great thick oily mouthfeel.

      Later on I also find some earthy notes. And blackberry syrup. A nice, sweet mud and blackberry shake (uh oh, the kids are coming back!).

      Oh and then there's chocolate pudding made with very dark chocolate. Thanks for dessert!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather short. Sadly. A bit bitter and oaky, but then some of the dark chocolate and nutmeg come back and stay until the end.

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