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Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
10.2004
Bottled
02.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
8
Number of bottles
391
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2020 9:41 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 113.02

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13 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Turriff 2004 MBl

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.27 points

  1. happyNess scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Elegant, balanced and slightly smoky.
      A mixture of nuts, marzipan and burnt cream.
      Behind it a very light plume of wood smoke and something like balsa wood.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Much stronger and spicier than the nose suggests.
      Winter spices, pepper, a bit earthy and cold smoke. Very slightly bitter note, maybe like some burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy and dry.
      After the spices and oak, there is some black espresso. I miss the honey that is Deanston typical for me.

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. AnnEm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The very first impression was very positive. With more calm and air, this curious Deanston unfolds for me into a perfectly balanced, self-assured gentleman, where the distillery character (hay and herbal honey sweetness) also comes into its own. A top malt for me!

    I also find it strikingly polished and better integrated than the other Deanstons I've tried so far.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Aromatic and balanced. Dried grass. Straw. Yeast danish with persipan. Nut. Perhaps a little roasted and smoky barley (supposedly a peaty Deanston). Very round. Parchment paper. A hint of allspice or nutmeg. Fine vanilla-caramel honey note. With more air, the Persipan stands out much more. Also some fruit (juchu!) - coming from the Persipan for me, this is apricot. He also has something very slightly dirty, I associate that from straw.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Soft. Full-bodied. Perfectly integrated alcohol! Oak wort. Nutmeg. Oily. Warming - some peppery fire, but without any sharpness. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Substantial and creamy. Roasted pine nuts. A bit herbal herbaceous. Full-bodied sweetness. Oak wort. A lot of depth. Great mouthfeel.

  4. rampah scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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