Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
66.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2020 9:25 am by Kovalyoff
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.56

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60 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2008 SV

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is a rather high octane close to hazmat whisky that beckons for water. Water significantly opens up the taste to tame the ethanolic oil that can distract from some of the more delightful flavors. An oily leather sherry citrusy dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      cream of barley, apple cider folding into cinnamon sherry Christmas cake, lemony citrus, ethanolic, chewable children's multivitamin, slight mucilage (at times),
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, lemony, honey, pepper with ethanol. Water opens up the sherry, leather, peach, honey, chewable vitamin-like, and cinnamon notes, pine sap, Juicy Fruit gum, lemon juice concentrate,
    • Finish
      89 89
      cinnamon leathery peppery honey lemon rind like. The flavors envelop your inner cheeks, but with a squeeze you can draw out more of the earlier flavors, which is an enjoyable aspect.

  2. thatfamousgrouse scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    In a nutshell (SMWS-style name): "Brandied fig brioche”

    Nose: Velvety rich figs, grand marnier, molasses and burnt caramel, classic Deanston brioche, fresh oak, cinnamon and dry clove, a hint of eucalyptus and sulphur.

    Taste: Bitter orange and chocolate, more brioche, figs, cinnamon and clove. Little bit of raspberry comes out after a while to cut the dryness.

    Very nice but could use a touch more fruit and the oak is a tad fresh, which is surprising to me because with an ABV like that you’d expect the oak was barely involved.

  3. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Surprisingly balanced, without water quite difficult ... but such a game comes to me (88)
    • Nose
      Lacquer, cherry ... chocolate, caramel and menthol lollipop, butterscotch. With water herbs, mint ... for the first time I find such minty freshness, (22)
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, chocolate, menthol (22)
    • Finish
      Menthol finish, toothpaste, grass, dried fruits ... (22)

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Thick and heavy smells of leather, dark sherry fruitiness like plum fig and raisins, dark chocolate, nutmeg and clove.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very bold: leather, shoepolish cocoa, burnt treacle, flum fig loads of chili peppers and winter spices like clove and ginger. Water makes it advertently less peppery and a little rounder.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long: dark fruits, spicy and peppery wood bitters, loads of cocoa ending with a subtle musty mushroom note.

  5. Holzwurm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. BLX scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    I really like this diverse distillery and a single cask from Signatory certainly raises expectations.

    Nose - Virginia tobacco, leather and sandlewood.

    Taste - dark fruit, Asian spice, cinnamon and walnut. Nice oily, waxy texture.

    Finish - medium/long.

    Thoughts - very, very nice. The really high abv (66%) will put a lot of people off, this isn’t for the new whisky drinker.

  7. Sandman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Orange, marmalade, leather, earthy notes and cherry bonbons
    • Taste
      Chocolate cookie dough, Lonka orange chips, nuts, marmalade and spicy
    • Finish
      Long, warming, chocolate, orange zest, nutmeg, ginger and cherries.

  8. Ganga scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This is heavily sherried.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dried Xmas fruits, cinnamon
    • Taste
      89 89
      Yummy. Fresh baked bread with a buttery, sugary coating, dusting of cinnamon
    • Finish
      89 89
      Continuation of the palate

  9. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Very high in alcohol. Drinkable only with water. Then a nice Deanston.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A bit more 'raw' and one-sided than cask 900073, and not as fudgy and nutty.
    • Nose
      Cherry, raspberry, zure matten, caramel and apple. Slightly floral with water.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, cherry, caramel, orange and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Cherry, caramel and apple.


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