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Deanston 2009 TOF

Overall rating
85.92/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB200395
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Old Friends (TOF)
Vintage
09.2009
Bottled
09.2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead
Casknumber
111/2009
Number of bottles
327
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 dec 2021 9:18 pm by drummer & timmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.59

7 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2009 TOF

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.92 points

  1. mattheww scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A Deanston, finished by Michel Reick in The Old Friends series in PX Sherry Hogshead. This results in a rich, natural gold tone. The whisky costs €85 in May 2022. For a 12-year-old whisky, that's a steep price, which unfortunately seems to be normal at the moment. On the other hand, this does not make the whisky a hit, so that it is still readily available six months after its release.

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    • Nose
      Fruits with chocolate and some cinnamon. The whisky is fruity with ripe fruits, which still have a slightly sour and fresh note. Ripe apples, pears and plums and a few grapes covered in warm chocolate. The alcohol is slightly refreshing but not noticeable, there is some wood in the background.
    • Taste
      The taste is dominated by milk chocolate with a few tart tones. The whisky is soft on the tongue, a little water softens it. The fruits are clearer on the nose than on the palate.
    • Finish
      Chocolate aromas also remain in the mouth in the aftertaste, wood is very subtle, the whisky does not develop great complexity.

      A delicious Highland whisky that is not dominated by the PX and still has a nice sweetness. The fruit is more present on the nose than on the palate, which is a shame. It's a clean, drinkable whisky, but ultimately lacks that special kick that could justify a price tag of over €80. So it's another tasty whisky that's overpriced.

  3. Schleifreak scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Flat, some honey, hint of apple
    • Taste
      82 82
      Gentle despite the alcohol, sweetness, apple and pear compote
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long, pfeffrig

  4. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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