Deanston 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Un-Chill Filtered
Stated Age
18 years old
Hogsheads + 1st Fill Bourbon Casks Finish
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 May 2015 7:34 pm by alectron

Average value

€ 86.91

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 18-year-old

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.95 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    After TBWC stand, I’d no specific plans. Brian Houston from Deanston catches my eye so I decide to refresh my memory of Deanston’s new-found excellence after a distillery visit there in 2017 [blog].

    C: The 18yo shares a similar pleasing profile to the 12yo with something lost & something gained – plenty gained actually. Both crackers!

  2. ballunder scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    An uncomplicated and sugary malt. It bucks the trend of using a sherry finish to "add complexity". Quite sweet and crunchy sugar. Really enjoyable example of ex-bourbon. Goes down rather e-z.

  3. Moritz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Moritz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky, everything fits here. Very complex, all flavors complement each other ideally. Great drops.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, apple, pear, turns into tropical fruits. Delicate vanilla notes and a hint of spiciness.
    • Taste
      Oak spice turns into vanilla and caramel notes, which are replaced by very intense fruits. Great complex, everything very harmonious.
    • Finish
      Medium length, mango and peach notes are in the foreground. In addition, subtle cocoa notes.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. RichardMayston scored this whisky 56 points Expert Senior

    Does nothing for me. 
    • Nose
    • Taste
      Ginger pepper 
    • Finish

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a solid malt, I miss the kick
    • Nose
      dark, slightly metallic note, lemon, malt and sweetness, later vanilla, slightly oak, nail polish, nut (hazel or whale)
    • Taste
      soft and oily on the palate, peach, wood, sweet, slightly caramel, malt will intensiever with time, the alcohol is well bonded, moist cardboard
    • Finish
      medium long, warm, sherry, bitter

  8. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Floral, fresh honey, sugar, yeast, orange peel, light sweetness, mango, toffee, mineral and beaked fruits.

    Taste - Yeast, barley straw, fruit, bitter, crisp, full mineral note

    Finish - clean, mineral, sweet and bitter.Comment - A little water improves the flavours and the character is the best feature of this whisky. A slow sipping malt, quite giant but matured excellently. 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    quite good on the palate and in the finish. the nose is ok but not overwhelming. takes drops of water but don´t overdo it!

    • Nose
      initially spirity and oaky, hope that changes. rather dark profile with dust and earth, malt, brazil nuts, graphite. noses creamy (I know that sounds stupid).

      but in fact there´s some whiffs of cream and caramel and perhaps some white chocolate
    • Taste
      not as creamy as expected, malt, caramels, chocolate. the second sip was really good and very harmonious. like a praline. as for spices we have cocoa, allspice, pepper and traces of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      long, malty and chocolaty.

  10. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Matured on second and third fill hogshead, finished on first fill bourbon barrels.  A lovely good Deanston.
    • Nose
      Malty character, with honey, tropical fruit and vanille. Very present milk chocolate . Nice sweet.
    • Taste
      Full and complex, honey and spicy on the top.
    • Finish
      Long, between sweet and spicy, again the milk chocolate .

      Lovely sweet character.


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