Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Stated Age
08 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Nov 2014 11:58 am by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.67

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23 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2006 AC

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting
    Tip: sherry keg, min.55% (or am I so weak today? ) Tip Speyside, Glenrothes? Older? rather young! ten years? 88 pts
    • Nose
      Dates, wine, carnation, honey, blood orange
    • Taste
      pulls off your shoes ... strong (st), sharpness, almost burn, sweet, fruit everything. Since I need water first! Nose makes for less fruit and more sweetness. Taste oily, still slightly spicy, soft vanilla sweetness. Orange marmalade that bitterness something.
    • Finish
      long, dark chocolate

  3. NamorX68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    blind tasting To my taste. Nose and taste are alike. TOP!
    • Nose
      full, heavy and sweet, amaretto, sherry, cherries, oranges, chocolate, marzipan, dark fruits. Great nose!
    • Taste
      oily, creamy, strong on the nose, sweet, peppery, sherry and oranges.
    • Finish
      Long and fruity

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The surprisingly intense alcohol content of the first impression disappears relatively quickly and sweetness or fruit dominate the nose. The tart wood flavors harmonize perfectly with the sharpness.
    A very interesting and delicious drop. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Immediately stinging alcohol is noticeable, shortly thereafter overripe fruits mix with the alcohol. The overripe fruit infuses intense orange and mandarin flavor. Sweetness and a hint of vanilla are now dominating, the alcohol is decreasing and is now integrated harmoniously.
    • Taste
      Fruit and spicy wood meet immediately at the first sip. A light biting becomes more and more intense and lets pearls dance on the tongue. Discreetly tart wood aromas, a touch of licorice and fruit play together. A bizzling and tingling is above all else. Dull wood tones dominate before pepper and chilli nourish the palate properly.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with the bitter wood aromas and the peppery pungency of the taste. Chilli and spicy wood fraternize and exude a cozy warmth. At the end of the departure, the spicy wood gives way to a hint of walnut flavor.

  5. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tip: very impressive, I just miss a little more elegance

    - 55 - 58%
    - Sherry Cask 13 to 18 years
    • Nose
      Caramel sauce, maple syrup, hazelnuts, then slightly tangy-alcoholic, banana-split sundae, sweet sherry, Christmas punch, oranges, diluted marzipan and frosting
    • Taste
      very strong, powerful and dry, more sherry, heavy, cinnamon, even diluted very intense, cloves
    • Finish
      very long, dry on the cheeks and the tip of the tongue, again cinnamon

  6. hedonisto did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Good " bang for the buck " pretty unusual in my optional 
    • Nose
      Sweets, oloroso Sherry, fruity full, bees -wax, spices 
    • Taste
      Lovely strong, again sweet intense, warm, mouthfilling nothing to let you think of that young age, grannies raspberry sweet 
    • Finish
      Mighty, heavily sweet

  7. CST1986 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A nicely sherried, but not
    sherry-dominated malt. It's clearly a young whisky, but also a very
    engaging one with a light, sweet, nervous character and a beautiful
    • Nose
      Without water: Full, silky, intense.
      Cherries, caramel, nectarines, glacéed apple. Some freshly ground
      coffee, then it switches to floral and sour notes, a touch of
      tangerine and a bit of yeast. It's definitely a young malt, but not
      immature. The light Highland character and the sherry are nicely
      mingled together.
      With water: More „fizzy“, citrussy
      and fresher. Lemonade, wine gums and a fresh fruit salad with lemon
      juice, caramel syrup and some honeydew. For a fresh sherry cask it's
      remarkably light, fresh and soft like a lightly sherried Lowland
    • Taste
      Without water: Punchy and sweet attack.
      The mouthfeel in the front of the palate is really full, jammy and
      smooth. Orange juice with lots of pulp, raisins, brandy, grape juice,
      caramel and sweetened coffee latte. Further back on the tongue it
      gets a bit rough and the finish is a bit short, but nicely sweet.
      With water: Silky mouthfeel, „huddles“
      against the palate. Peaches, oranges, a touch of lemon. Honeydew
      melon and Vanilla come to the front. In the background the malty
      character of Deanston becomes more apparent with notes of malted
      barley and ale. Still a bit too rough and hard on the back of the
      tongue and into the finish.
    • Finish
      Despite the rough, abrupt development
      on the back of the tongue the malt has got a good length (especially
      with water) with a satisfying sweet finish.


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