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Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1994
Bottled
03.2014
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Butts
Number of bottles
846
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Apr 2014 3:34 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 94,39

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36 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 1994 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. OKN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very pale, so the butts must have been used a few times before.
    Nice nose with plenty of green apples and citrus fruits. Neat the palate is a bit hot, and it improves a lot with a bit of water.
    A good buy at 80 €.

  2. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Spicy fir honey, heather, leather, oak and tobacco leaves. And a juicy green apple.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lovely waxiness on the nose, but the palate is too aggressive and the aftermath too bitter for my taste.
    • Nose
      At first, green fruitiness, malty sweetness, and a chalky minerality. Crisp apple and some powdered coffee, due to the refill butts. A slight alcoholic zing. Then more creamy sweetness, almost like corn starch, and warm cereal notes. A waxy side, à la Clynelish. What a nice surprise!
    • Taste
      Pungent and punchy attack, with a spirity zing and some bitter oak in the fore. Sweet and weighty body, with lots of sweet grains and honey. Needs water, but then again, adding water increases the bitterness. Not the sweet spot that refill casks can hit.
    • Finish
      Definitely some tired-cask bitterness, alongside some tart fruit rind and only the faintest memory of sweet malt.

  5. Jimjam did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's own tasting note:

    Nose: waxy fruits and green apple skins along with some cold meats. Lots of lemon notes, some olive and fig chutney

    Palate: Spiced apples, green bananas, whole limes and coconut milk. Fresh cut grass and lots of fragrant herbs

    Finish: White wine, watermelon, cloves and a little oily

  6. DunBheagan did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Very strong, thick and oily. But everthing works well together. I enjoyed this bottle very much. Just little hints of sherry, this one is more on the malty and zesty side, with a strong oak influence. I guess the casks where refill sherry butts. Highly recommendable.

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