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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
13.08.2008
Bottled
29.08.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900075
Number of bottles
599
Strength
66.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange 20th Anniversary
Added on
01 Oct 2019 3:44 pm by Nidan
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.59

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5 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2008 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    NOSE
    Pain au raisin: sweet and sticky pastry loaded with plump raisins and a little bit of vanilla-rich crème pâtissière. The sweet raisin notes build through Eccles cakes into full-blown Christmas fruit cake. Sweetness leads, but darker notes of earth, char and leather hide out at the back. Fruity dark chocolate and chocolate-covered cherries burst through the middle, revealing a layer of butter cream.

    PALATE
    Intense. Dark chocolate, raisins and balancing barrel char to start. Big spice follows: cinnamon and black pepper. Behind that lie layers of fruit, with more raisins on top of stewed apple, cherries, dates and red-wine poached pears. Thich dark chocolate sauce takes centre stage, stirred through with singed caramel.

    FINISH
    Long and very slow to fade. Intense spice and fruit barrels along, picking up dark chocolate notes as it foes. Chilli chocolate and waxed tables linger.

    COMMENT
    A bit of a beast – Deanston like you've not seen it before. Layers of fruit, spice, chocolate and more. One to take some time over.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/twe-show-2019-signatory-vintage/

    N: Shreddies-like distillate leading to a plethora of sweet delight.
    T: I’d have never guessed the abv at 66.6%, not even 50%. This too is very sherried but nowhere near the Edradour. Butterscotch and some banana liqueur flow accordingly.
    F: Hums along nicely, sweet, short and dry.
    C: Not many single cask independently bottled Deanston around. Here’s one well-sourced option.

    Turns out I have since re-reviewed this one [WLP85]. The astringency and peppery/cinnamon notes I detected before, no doubt were masked here by the previous Edradour.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/malt-n-copper-christmas-2019/

    Like Stauning’s ex-Laphroaig quarter cask [WLP], here’s another whisky where the devil lies in the detail.

    N: Boy does this heavy/astringent dram scream for water, though dilution doesn’t seem to touch it. Eventually with heaps of water, and time, a small treasure hoard is realised.

    T: Over to Billy for this one who totally nails it. ‘Intense. Dark chocolate, raisins and balancing barrel char to start. Big spice follows: cinnamon and black pepper. Behind that lie layers of fruit, with more raisins on top of stewed apple, cherries, dates and red-wine poached pears. Thich dark chocolate sauce takes centre stage, stirred through with singed caramel‘ [TWE].

    F: The journey fails a little short, save for a waxy cinnamon heat that sustains the barley base and the distillery profile-associated caramac & light banana chocolate notes.

    C: A wonderful dessert in a glass.

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