Deanston 2008

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red Wine Matured
Stated Age
09 years old
Bordeaux Red Wine Cask
58.7 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
168952rl 5093717251
us United States
Added on
31 Dec 2018 1:21 pm by ScotchGuyTO
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67.73

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2008

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points

  1. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Yes, it smells and tastes a bit like wine, but in the end it is and will remain an unmistakable whole (and good) whisky. The bottom line is a great Deanston whisky, which has a slightly different taste than its relatives, which knows how to please. Just don't expect the "red wine bomb".
    • Nose
      Undiluted: Yep, that smells like red wine ^ _ ^ but (somewhat disappointing) not as strong and intense as one might imagine with "permanent storage". I already had ripening in the glass that smelled more intensely of wine than this one. However, this is in no way to be assessed as qualitatively negative, it only comes off if one has "false" hopes in advance. In addition, there is a sweet honey aroma on any fresh red berries and something sour and spicy.

      Diluted to 45%: Much "vinous" than before, even if a little "watery wine" than I would like (you can't have everything: p). In addition, there is now an almost "flowery" aroma that has displaced the sweet and fruity notes, the sour and spicy parts are still there.
    • Taste
      Diluted to 45%: At first fully spicy, then after ten seconds the wine kicks in, but is quickly pushed into the background again by the spice. The second sip is sweeter and fruity than before and also a bit malty, but I don't get that much wine taste. The bottom line is that spiciness dominates, even if by and large not that strong.
    • Finish
      Diluted to 45%: A spicy, light tingling sensation remains on the outermost tip of the tongue and a warming feeling slowly pulls down the throat. The second sip also leaves a sweet character.


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