Deanston 2008

Overall rating
86.40/100
votes
124
Whiskybase ID
WB190372
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Cask Matured
Vintage
2008
Bottled
22.07.2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Matured
Number of bottles
13227
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
2251187 L5 xx:xx 21203
Barcode
5029704220526
Added on
25 aug 2021 5:41 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 93.13

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Whisky reviews for Deanston 2008

25 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.40 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: amber (without dye)

    - a very good Deanston bottling
    - really great aroma
    - is still really good to drink neat
    - better than the 12 year old (2006 / 2018 ; ID: 122012)
    - for 80 to 90€ you get a really great aroma
    Glass, good PLV
    • Nose
      87 87
      Oak, spice, dark sherry, raisins, dates
    • Taste
      88 88
      without water: direct full sherry aroma, burns easily but can still be drunk pure, astringent, sweet intense sherry aroma, dates, raisins
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium-long, soft, very aromatic finish;
      Long, strong, oak-heavy and at the same time fruity aftertaste

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  3. Pinacaka scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    N : Creme de Cassis, Cherry, Chocolate, Ginger, Nutmeg, Sweet, Nuts.
    P : Alcohol, Ginger, Creme de Cassis, Toffee.
    F : Long and Warm. Nutmeg, Berry, Chocolate, Nuts, Wood

    Full Bodied and Sweet sherry whisky. But Nutmeg and Wood can be negative.

  4. DrOmega scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Copper. Fairly strong nose with a lot of sherry influence in the form of spiciness but also a lot of wood, which gives a bit of an annoying undertone. The palette gives spicy sherry but also some sharpness. The finish is quite tacky with sherry and wood spices. A lot of oloroso influence with a lot of spiciness, but unfortunately also too many wood notes that dominate.

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a great intense sherry malt - lots of wood, lots of sherry, some alcohol ... and yet you can drink it pure ...
    [color:] = amber;
    • Nose
      Figs, dates, raisins, sherry, some alcohol, spices, nuts, oak;
    • Taste
      intense, full, fruity, spicy, sparkling, dry sherry, chocolate, nuts, spices, oak - very complex;
    • Finish
      long, spicy, dark chocolate, dry oak;

  6. elipszis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      strawberries
      berry
      shery
      tart
      raisins
      dates
      woody
    • Taste
      85 85
      tart
      sherry
      peach
    • Finish
      88 88
      tart
      salty
      peach
      strawberries
      sherry
      musty
      medium finish

  7. LakatosKE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      chocolate, heavy and meaty sherry notes, prunes, dates, leather, cinnamon, cloves, star anise
    • Taste
      89 89
      choclate, prunes, syrupy, prunes jam, gingerbread spice, cinnamon, cloves, touch of nuts
    • Finish
      90 90
      long fruity and spicy

  8. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Amber color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of fruit. Pleasantly. Red fruit. Strawberries, raspberries. Spices. Cinnamon.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very fruity. Red fruit. Dried fruits. Raisins. Spices. Pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dried fruits. Red fruit. Raisins. Strawberries. Raspberries. Spices. Pepper. Chocolate. Medium-long finish.

  9. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  10. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    With water provides more flavors than neat
    Aftertaste is quite long, warm and pleasant
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. malts0343 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A very decent sherry whisky at this price.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Typical sherry matured whisky. Sweet. Dried fruits and honey. Fresh fruits can be discovered. Oh, there is also dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very smooth on palate at this ABV. Sweet and fruity.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long but clean.

  14. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Oloroso sherry on steroids

  15. Official tasting note

    NOSE: A black forest gateau of cherries and chocolate, followed by an aromatic hit of sweet spice, nutmeg and sultanas.

    PALATE: Decadence corner: treacle toffee, dark fruits and festive spice with hints mocha and a pine needle or two

    FINISH: Long and warming, with lingering gingerbread and nutmeg

  16. Макс scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very rich, deep and nutty sherry on the nose (dark and dirty oloroso…don’t expect the sweetness of a px cask). A few drops of water and some time in the glass lets the Deanston spirit emerge, balancing things out beautifully. The lovely balance between sherry cask and spirit continues on to the palate, but here it definitely needs some water to tame the alcohol. Then you get a great mixture of dark, sticky sherry (dates, pomegranate molasses, roast coffee beans and old leather) and fruity, nutty spirit. Long, lingering finish rounds things off nicely. Yet another excellent example of great cask selection by Deanston. They are doing some great things at the minute.

  18. Jean_Dubois scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  19. YD84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The sherry notes are there in the form of milk chocolate, nuts, raisins and baking spices, but there is something savoury in there too along with oranges, wet leaves, sponge cake, salted caramel and maltiness. Maybe even some pears. A touch of mustiness as well. Yes, this is absolutely delightful.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. Daisymupp scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    Fruity, nice and a fine taste

  21. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. Abadon05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Gooseberries and currants, especially on the nose.
    But also a bit alcoholic.
    The taste is then nice and sweet, but the alcohol then pushes you further.

  23. hawk31 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very on the Oloroso side. Woody, dry, lots of spice. I think this bottling could polarize a bit. It's a little too much sherry for me, not enough whisky. If you understand what i mean. But quite drinkable, a slightly different style than the many overloaded sweet bottlings.

  24. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  26. brechtvds scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      starts of quite musky some forest floor and dried leaves it quickly develops into a more standard oloroso sherry profile ripe plums and figs , caramel and marzipan,  cranberry and milk chocolate , orange marmalade it ends with a hint of coffee , hazelnuts and a mild tobacco note
    • Taste
      85 85
      rather dry mouth feel
      Hazelnuts,  milk chocolate and orange marmalade, quite a heavy white pepper note  ,ginger and a long balsamic note
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium to long orange Marmalade, balsamic vinegar, roasted coffee beans and burned caramel

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