- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Distillery Only
- Spanish Oak
- Number of bottles
- 57.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 01 Jul 2012 9:24 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 1992 Spanish Oak
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points
- No question, compared to many other bottlings of Deanston is a really outstanding whisky, which can set very distinctive accents with its impressive grape flavors. In the finish, he weakens noticeably, but the aromatic sweetness of his character is already looking for his ilk.
The new edition of the Spanish Oak, on the other hand, fades to a tired shadow, not even beginning to reach that level. Like so many of the more recent releases from Deanston ...
Yes, very familiar terrain. Sweet malty honey, as it can not be more typical for Deanston. Without the usual waxy curtain, the aromas flow clearly and cleanly through the scent shells, everything is stretched to the limit. In addition to the well-known sweet sweet grape syrup is especially present here. Very spicy and fruity, it strongly reminds me of Turkish Pekmez syrup (which, when mixed with sesame paste, gives a very delicious spread). In addition, a lot of dark fruits such as prunes and very ripe mirabelle. Lightly baked Demerara sugar raises the spicy sweetness to a level that my salivary glands hardly follow.
The oak barrels bring beautiful edgy and dry notes into play, without disturbing the sweet dominance. Also, the alcohol is very nicely involved, ensures fullness without stinging.
Also in the mouth immediately a typical Deanston. Sweetness dominates the character right from the start, as well as beautiful herbaceous-grassy notes, reminiscent of Maggi. Creamy dark forest honey and again the beautiful spicy grape syrup, with beautifully spiced plum jam and a sugared and flambé compote of juicy ripe oranges.
The oak is significantly more intense, underlays all this with a thick dark carpet of very spicy, old and dry wood flavors. Since the old solera barrels are very nice to wear, the mild mild American oak overburdened nothing here. Cinnamon, cloves and cardamom mix with the orange-plum compote and the grape syrup to an almost Andalusian-oriental culinary delight that you almost hear the Schrammelgitarren in the background.
The finish is pretty short to my disappointment. The abundance of aromas can hardly perpetuate here, everything ebbs relatively quickly, but leaves a nice spicy-sweet aftertaste, which is getting drier.
- Deanston, only @ Distillery, 1992-2012, Spanish Oak, 11y Bourbon Cask, 9y Lepanto Cask (Brandy), 57.4% Color: Orange - Brown, MezzoMix Nose: Beautiful sherry nose, caramel, honey, oranges, plums Body: medium / oily Mouth: alcohol is noticeable, but well integrated. Sweet notes of caramel and milk chocolate alternating with eucalyptus and bitter wood notes Finish: medium / long, surprisingly mild and sweet, warming with dry woody notes until the end Conclusion: 87.5P, beautiful Sherry Cask Whisky, which despite the alcohol is mild and supple
- N: (black)currant, forest fruits, sherry, some custard, sourish and nutmeg
T: exotic fruits, currant and floral
F: some iron and earth
taste rather young but highly recommended!
single dram note from Pot Still Festival 2012