Deanston 2009 TOF

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Old Friends (TOF)
Stated Age
12 years old
Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead
Number of bottles
53.1 % Vol.
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.

    • 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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