Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Klubb23 (K23)
Bottling serie
wild and distinguished
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon hogshead
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Bróðirhood of extraordinary whisky enthousiasts
Added on
13 Jan 2021 7:56 am by Dominic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.00

5 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 1999 K23

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. BertDX scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Deanston 1999 rarely disappoints me and this selection of Klubb23 is a hit as far as I'm concerned! It is not easy charmer, not everyone's friend, but it gets better with the sip.

    Nose: first a layer of dust, but we'll get through that quickly. Fresh nose, pine, briny, grasses, slightly bitter, pink grapefruit, green tea, a hint of anise. Quite complex and give it the necessary time.

    Taste: creamy mouthfeel, somewhat like liquorice, anise, cooked green vegetables, something meaty, but also some gingerbread, bitter and certainly spicy!

    Finish: long warming, herbal, slightly dark brown sugar and on black pepper.

    Excellent whisky!

  2. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Violets, lily, Doyenne pear, Galia melon, blueberry, hay, slight hint of rhubarb and lemon / lime.
    • Taste
      Banana, eclair, glacée, icing, Elixir d'Anvers, light hint of Pisang.
    • Finish
      Slightly Pisang Ambon cocktail.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Creature

    The member of Klubb23 – yes, there’s only 23 of them, hence the name – selected this 20 years old Deanston and put the Creature of the Black Lagoon on the label. ‘Wild and distinguished’, they call it. Let’s find out. It is very, very pale.

    Freshy nose on green tea, young apples, aniseed and coriander and some green garden herbs. Very herbal, in fact, with a salty edge. Seems a little atypical for Deanston, but certainly interesting.

    It’s nicely creamy on the palate and a lot sweeter then the nose promised. Very spicy. It prickles on the tongue on white pepper and ginger with a touch of liquorice and some quinine. Reminds me also of the bitter and sour juice of a grapefruit. The salty and herbal character shows itself again, but is kept sweet enough with a truckload of vanilla and icing sugar. It does not turn astringent.

    I get a warm, spicy, sweet finish with a salty edge. Pineapple at the death!

    Can you call a whisky complex, because it is somewhat difficult? I think so. Interesting Deanston.

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Banzai scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Cipidos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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