Deanston Chronicles Edition 1

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Number of bottles
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Jul 2021 11:26 am by Glensiddich

Average value

£ 144.53

32 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

131 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston Chronicles Edition 1

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wow! This is a really remarkable whisky. The four casks each bring their own attributes to the dram, ironing out the weaknesses of each other in the process. You genuinely get the best old elements from the 1977 cask, alongside the freshness of the 2011 cask, and the richness from the Madeira and amontillado casks. The master blender here is clearly a genius. It just hits all of the highlights you’d want from each of the casks. On the nose you initially get the fresh vanilla from the bourbon cask, but with a bit of time softer, fruity notes emerge (pear, apricot and cherry), alongside creamy honey, tablet, fresh herbs, and wonderful, well-integrated oak (the 1977 cask really coming into its own here). It definitely needed a few minutes in the glass and a small splash of water. Very rich, fruity and creamy on the palate, with the old oak again emerging from the mists, but never dominating or overbearing. The finish brings some gentle, warming chilli, balanced out by the nutty, creamy aspects. This really *is* good. By far the best whisky I’ve tried this year. Perfect for my palate. For £85 it is an absolute steal. A Deanston that deserves a position at the very top table. Instant classic in my book.

  2. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass.
    An absolutely magical nose. Evolves over time. Freshness of mint and citrus candies is replaced by fruity sweetness, noble old wood and malt, and at the end the light smoke of a dying fire on the seaside.
    Moderately sweet taste, berry-fruit mix, chocolate-nut paste, spices and spices. But everything is very subtle and delicate - there is no pressure.
    The aftertaste is long-lasting, pleasant and warming, hot pepper, salt and spices, wood ash.
    A wonderful complex malt - pick up and drink while eating.
    This is the best Deanston I've tried so far. And no, it doesn't look like Talisker at all, as you might think after reading my testing.

  3. rampah scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Retail price: ~£85

    This is vatting of casks from 4 decades:
    1977 Refill, 1994 Madeira, 2004 Amontillado and 2011 Bourbon.

    The Madeira and Amontillado Casks dominate, but it has more depth and Distillery character in it than usual Sherry finished Deanstons.

    I like it a lot, maybe a bit too little complexity to be really excellent. It is nice to see such releases in 2021, that aren't completely overpriced.

  4. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I was looking forward to it. Freshly opened today, it has not yet had time to oxidize. I was too greedy to let him breathe for long. But I like it pretty much straight away. Nose, mouth and interception show very different facets, so I rate everything again a point if necessary for the first impulse (88-89-87)
    • Nose
      89 89
      Clear vanilla and shortbread biscuits, pancake batter, surprise: apricot, is always sweeter when it stands, then dominant rapeseed honey. Panning promotes a bit of flavor and vinous acidity. Later turned into something like mashed potatoes with lots of nutmeg and a little vineyard peach.
      Fruity after the first sip.
    • Taste
      90 90
      That is interesting. Nice complexity. The older barrels get through better here. It's getting a bit bitter. The start is on the fruit, however, followed by chocolate, nuts, grapes, trail mix ...
      Nothing bitter at all, very balanced and approachable.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The fruits become darker, Persico cherry, prune. Christmas spices.
      Unfortunately only medium length. It's delicious, so I would want it to last longer.

  5. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    from the Website:

    We are delighted to introduce our first edition in the new Deanston Chronicles series!

    A marriage of whisky from four special casks from four different decades: 1977 Whisky Refill, 1994 Madeira, 2004 Amontillado and 2011 Bourbon.

    Expect notes of toffee, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon are expertly entwined with the faintest hints of honey, spice and herbs. Perfect enjoyed with friends!

  6. ThorstenH scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In the first moment wooden and bitter. Time in the glass helps a lot. Then absolutely round and complex. Now the specified notes come from the manufacturer. Nutty notes in the finish.
    For 86 pounds, could be an insider tip ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Holzwurm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21+ 21 22 21 85+

    A good batch, interesting and tasty, but so that would have a wow effect, so no .... prickly in my taste, and in general
    I'm missing something ...

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruit-nut-salty, also sharp and very well balanced. Thank you, Micha. 23-23-22-22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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