Deanston 2013

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Union Release
Stated Age
07 years old
Organic Fino Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Feb 2021 11:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 91.36

4 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2013

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.84 points

  1. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This bottling was bottled exclusively for the Union fan base by Deanston as the annual bottling 2020. I am very impressed because I expected the delicacy of the light and dry Fino Sherry but was then surprised by the color (mahogany-dark). In terms of taste, the nuts and dry notes confirm the Fino, while the raisins and chocolate speak for an Oloroso influence (maybe the pre-allocation before the Fino was an Oloroso?
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rum-raisins, rum-grape-nut chocolate, very nutty and dry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Again (pickled) raisins, very voluminous and powerfully full-bodied, hazelnuts, becoming a bit bitter like very dark chocolate (over 85% cocoa content).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dried out but very long-lasting (especially in view of the very young age of 7 years)

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting bottling, strongly fruity but still a bit young. Alcohol is not yet ideally integrated, chilli catch, even with water. The fruits are best without water, the finish is also great here. Should have tried.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: it becomes even sweeter and nuttier, chocolate also becomes very clear, the taste becomes even more extreme, apricots

    Conclusion: a very decent bottling, which mainly relies on sweetness, but the distillery character still comes through. maybe something u young. The preallocation was definitely not a Bourbon cask, I would rather go for Oloroso barrels before the finofinish was added.
    • Nose
      87 87
      nutty, dry sherry, tobacco, some leather, honey and oat biscuits, earthy, light roasted aromas, raisins and chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong start, oily, sherry, raisins, mouth-filling, light pepper, strong sweetness of honey and a little caramel, then oak spice with leather and a few cloves
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium to long, also here a strong sweetness, rum grapes, chocolate, nuts, some oak, on the back slightly dry without bitterness

  5. SRB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I liked it very much, it's a shame that it was only a sample;)
    Greetings and a thank you go out to the divider.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Forest honey, dried cranberries, ripe strawberries, tanned leather, juniper.
      The alcohol is very well integrated.
      With a little water the fruits become more "yellow", pears and apples are added, a little ripe honeydew melon
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thick syrup, oily sweet. Very fruity at the beginning (forest berries), then briefly hot until it becomes spicy.
      A few drops of water could work wonders here ... unfortunately they don't. In terms of strength, the water does surprisingly badly, only a few drops and it doesn't become more complex, just a little less spicy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and warm, at the end honey, various spices alternate and a touch of vanilla in between.


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