Deanston 2007 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
63.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whiskyhort & Flickenschild
Added on
25 jul 2021 8:56 pm by aryehf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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69 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Deanston 2007 SV

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.69 points.

  1. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Intense dark sherry malt that still has a lot of strength on the palate for me despite the water. Doesn't seem overloaded, only the alcohol isn't so perfectly integrated for me. Otherwise it's made quite awesome.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Unfortunately, the first impression is a bit alcoholic. Slight, cooling stinging stinging in the nose, but could also be a bit like menthol. Dark dried fruits mix with a slight caramel sweetness. In addition, some freshly brewed herbal tea. Then you will also notice fresh fruits, red apples, plums, raisins, strawberries. More and more wood is slowly being added. Musty wet wood, damp forest floor. Wood polish, tobacco and some chocolate come out.
      Quite pleasant, dark and intense nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Tried carefully, quite spicy, actually alcoholic spicy ... it has strength and is quite aggressive at the start. Little fruit and sweetness noticeable. The fruity notes develop late when the sharpness slowly begins to decrease. Then more plums, figs, cherries with vanilla tobacco. With water it is much more accessible, still quite spicy and hot but no longer alcoholic. It's better that way. Apples, oranges and a little lemon come out. In addition, there is a slight sweetness that alternates with slightly bitter wood notes.
      Chocolatey again towards the end.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish, slight residual heat, fruity, sweeter, oak spiciness, somewhat dry at the back,

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  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Diodurus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    First time only so much. One of my top Deanston.

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Long live the wet barrel! I'm actually not a fan of red wine aging, but this one is easy to drink, even if it's not a revelation.
    ...I wrote after the first sip and would rephrase after the second: This one confirms this prejudice, even if the nose and finish are ultimately quite appealing. If you're looking for distillery character, you won't find one. Not even the region could be narrowed down here, only the fact that it is smoke-free can be recorded. Maybe water would help, I'll skip that experiment.
    Addendum and pro-tip: if you just dribble the last remaining drops from the glass onto your tongue, it is actually quite pleasant, if still bitter.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    And then that wasn't even a wine finish. I would have bet my ass on it! Still doesn't make the malt any better. In any case, there was absolutely nothing to be seen of Deanston.
    It's a one-sip malt, I tried it again. And to me it still tastes like wine.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Orange gingerbread in the first breath after pouring. Then red fruit, creamy, pudding, some muesli, not indistinct overall but rather closed. After a good half hour of waiting, it comes out of the glass quite intensely, still extremely creamy, caramel has joined the wine notes, the berries are now coming back with movement in candied form. Warmth makes it quite aggressive at first, sour red wine cream, the alcohol tickles the nose slightly at first, but later it becomes noticeable. More fruit, some cough syrup, the notes have exhausted themselves with that. Very late, rotting fruit and a hint of sour milk are added, followed by toasty aromas later. the creaminess is still there.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Oh, there's almost only alcohol that dances wildly on the tongue, fantastically integrated, no burning worth mentioning. In addition massive acidity and bappy sweetness. Some tannins at the back. I have to correct myself a bit in the second sip, the burning on the tongue is noticeable after about ten seconds. In addition, it seems even vinier and becomes quite bitter towards the end.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is rather short, but warms the chest area brutally, while it dries further, the focus is on roasted aromas, in addition to gentle acidity, which in the end occupy the mouth for much longer. So the end wasn't the end at all. In the second sip, there is only bitterness in the finish at first, but this time after the roasted aromas, a sweet creaminess comes into the mouth, and indeed for a very long time.

  6. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

  7. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I've had the bottle for over a year now. The sample almost as long. Why haven't I tried it yet? Respect for the abv? I dont know.
    In any case, there is almost nothing to criticize. Maturation is great. If you want to complain, then the distillate lacks a bit of balance. This is hardly recognizable and from the (albeit really good) barrel beaten.
    • Nose
      89 89
      First impulse: looks older! The 1st fill sherry casks worked well. Dried Fruits, Berries, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Cappuccino, Almonds. A little leather.
      Alcohol? 63.7%? Never! Fantastically integrated.
      Picks me up pretty good.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Yes, start is here. Behind it comes the profile, which already shines through in the nose. Chocolate covered berries, dates and nuts. Caramel, then some tart oak.
      With a little water it becomes a bit spicier and drier. More water pushes the sweet and fruity profile further back.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Here you can see the first fill barrels, which provide spice. However, this quickly disappears again. Even with water, the spiciness and dryness are lost again, the original profile reappears and provides a long and tasty finish.

  8. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Honey, hay, malt, caramel, butterscotch, dark and tropical fruits, chocolate pudding, citrusy. Needs some water, then better balanced, caramel sweetness, medium intensity, strong body, drying, slightly salty, start with the handbrake on. A chameleon.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Young, bright, prickly and quite aggressive.
    • Nose
      A bright, scalding aroma that becomes rounder, sweeter and less aggressive with a drop of water. Dry, tea leaves, plum candy with lemon juice, red apple peel, varnish.
    • Taste
      Sweet, with hot and bitter tones, prunes, red apple, cinnamon, varnish, sharpness.
    • Finish
      Scorching, sharp, leaving sweetness in the bitterness of varnish and returning, long-lasting.

  11. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Najzero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Oh yes, after quite some underwhelming Deanstons... this shares a great deal of the DNA of the original 20 Oloroso for me.
    Alcohol is a bit hefty, but fine.
    As a angry Deanston lover, this found my liking.

    Its a neat mix between the 10 PX (minus the spicy "Maggiekraut") and or a bit more wild&younger 20 Oloroso.

    Thanks Olaf & Jannik for selecting this.

    Bought 1 bottle for samples and 1 for "keeping".
    Happy with this "shot in the dark" after tasting it. :-)


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