Deanston 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Finish
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
1952859 L5 xx:xx 19164
Added on
04 Mar 2020 6:22 pm by Lech Lomond

Average value

€ 53.71

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74 × member ratings

246 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 10-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points

  1. wuenne scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I enjoyed this drop from the first smell to the finish. It's just delicious, sweet and very easy to drink. Exactly the right thing for the beginning warm spring time.
    • Nose
      sweet fruity aromas, red berries with a slight vanilla touch
    • Taste
      Immediately sweet start confirms the nose,
      the sweetness spreads everywhere, very mouth-filling,
      the alcohol is super integrated and adds a little spice - but I can't exactly assign it yet, I have to try it again
    • Finish
      quite short and unspectacular, it doesn't have to be
      it remains in the mouth for a while, you just want to try the next sip,
      just delicious ...

  2. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Herbal candy, sugar syrup with herbs (is there anything like that?), Some strawberry jam, cress on cotton wool, wood, earth, dried fruits, nuts
    • Taste
      Honey, red and black currants, blueberries, wood, lemon, grapefruit, some coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, some pepper

  3. Myke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    First of all: give the dram enough time to breathe - it changes over time and enough air.
    Nice, slightly sour notes on the nose; the wine finish left a decent grape aroma.
    The taste of the malt really comes into its own with the second sip. Dark chocolate stays in the mouth for a long time. Nice.
    This is something for beginners - does not immediately burn on the tongue at the first sip.
    But also something for advanced users - quite complex and varied, which you can deal with for a longer period of time.
    It turned out really well.
    [90 - 86 = extremely tasty -> get a second bottle, don't look at the prize]
    • Nose
      sweet-floral bouquet at the beginning. Then it opens up into a slightly citrus / lime sour "green" grape note, which gradually appears "redder"; the barrel character cannot be denied.
      A little (forest) honey is added, which also brings some sweetness with it. Then more and more orange, citrus and lime.
      It sounds strange, but I also have a "Diesel" association, which other people may think of with their Notes. as "dirty" or "acetone" - I don't think that's bad or inharmonious.
      That gives the whole thing something special - if you like.
      With more air, herbal aromas are added.
    • Taste
      soft start, there is no trace of pepperiness. Nevertheless, there is a nice flavor that quickly turns into a bitter note - dark dark chocolate.
      Slight dryness and still somehow creamy on the tongue. Herbal aromas reappear.
      Second sip: it is now more peppery and even spicier.
      That builds up really only with the second Sip. The bitter note remains, but does not turn into bitterness.
      Tannins cover the tongue, dark chocolate / dark chocolate through and through with a soft red berry aroma.
    • Finish
      the spices and herbs and the tart chocolate note along with the berry aroma / tannins stick to the tongue for a medium to long time, with the chocolate moment fading for a very long time.
      I already had 10 year olds who were gone much faster. Respect that you can charge the malt with the finish.
      The light malt aroma comes through too late.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Slightly more of that typical Deanston sour note than the original 2018 bottling, but furthermore quite identical.
    • Nose
      Orange, cherry, apple, malt and a light dirty edge.
    • Taste
      Sourish wild cherry, orange and caramel.
    • Finish
      Shortbread, cherry

  5. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Citrus-like distillery character. Well crafted. Extremely long finish with lots of chocolate, I like that very much. Otherwise, I lack something in my nose and taste. There are many flavors, but somehow they don't really combine. That makes it somewhat unbalanced and less accessible.

  6. krja scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It needs to breathe some time before it becomes nice to drink. Without time in the glass and / or a drop of water it just is to stingy and the nose is off as well. After 10 to 20 minutes in the glass and with a drop of water it becomes a nice Deanston with wine notes. At around €50 I won't be buying it again though.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It took 15 minutes of air and then turned out to be a successful combination of the Deanston notes typical of me (herb honey + malt) with nice dry red wine notes, especially in the finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Immediately after pouring it out, it looks a bit artificial with acetone and, I'm not sure, licorice. Sawdust and wood glue, even the alcohol stings a little, although "only" drinking strength. This first impression soon evaporated. Then: Deanston-typical herb / forest honey, forest berries. Very nice malty. Floral-vegetable. The more air he gets, the more fruity he gets.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Tart and fruity. Honey and herbs. Licorice again. Light oak melting. Cool and elegant, it will soon become more substantial. Nice red berry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Malty. Herbal honey. Directly warming with a clear red wine feeling. Dry, spicy. Tannins.

  9. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red fruits, intense vanilla, red wine notes, slightly tart, sour notes, oak wood, subtle citrus fruits, caramel, sour green apple
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy, light wood, vanilla, red fresh fruits, tangy and fruity
    • Finish
      Green fruits, very refreshing, citrus notes, slightly tart, becoming drier over time, tangy and refreshing

  10. Paulsen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky that remains a whisky despite the wine finish and is complemented by full fruit notes from Bordeaux. If you want to taste the wine clearly, you would not go out completely satisfied. However, vanilla, oak and herbs give the nose some fun thanks to their beautiful fruit notes. Slightly flat in the mouth, the finish is complemented by bitter chocolate.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84


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