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Deanston 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.69/100
votes
242
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Un-Chill Filtered
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads + 1st Fill Bourbon Casks Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P035759L5093715105
Barcode
5029704218073
Added on
26 May 2015 7:32 pm by alectron
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 85,48

33 × in wishlist

242 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 18-year-old

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.69 points

  1. RichardMayston scored this whisky 56 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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!

    85/100
    • 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.

  3. ballunder scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    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.

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet; fresh herbs; Caramel and vanilla; a nice fruity note; slightly in the background a delicate oak; very sweet again Saliva production starts with the smell;
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet; then slightly bitter; spicy; Herbs; sweet again; Citrus clear; Vanilla; then comes a delicate oak tree; fruity; malty; again citrus; nice spicy note, but not too spicy; clear bourbon barrel to recognize (citrus, herbs and refreshing)
    • Finish
      88 88
      first oak, then again clearly citrus and fruit; slightly bitter; then sweet again with vanilla; Oak stays constant

  5. diamond2000 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Aroma: open, fresh, woody sweet. A lot of varied wood, old furniture, lacquer, fresh wood freshly painted with oil paint, eucalyptus cough drops, distinctly conifer needles, pine resin; sweet mint After that, sweet candies, caramel and vanilla continue all this; with time, sweet dough for baking, pleasant malt motifs appear.

    Taste: bittersweet, hints of soap (!), Washing powder (!), Light ginger, burnt caramel, herbal tincture, a bit of oak tannins, burnt crust of Borodino bread.

    Finish: bitter soapy, with a light honey sweetness, again herbal bitter, light spices. The average length, good soap notes immediately go away and remain sweet and bitter herbs.

    Rating: 80

    The bottom line: what is it? Is it legal ?! Or just an unsuccessful sample or batch?! ... quite pleasant in flavor, I can even say with some idea .., and here such is the taste of soap, detergents, the finish is also slightly better than taste, not so harsh chemical detergent notes.
    This is a failure, I do not know, probably a bad batch.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A subdued and unostentatious all-Bourbon 18 y.o. More on the spicy and weighty side than on the light and fruity one. Plenty of thick, caramelly roast and/or burnt notes (lots of barrel char, I'd wager). The darker side of ex-Bourbon maturation, if you will. No faults or off notes, but also nothing that makes it especially stand out. In comparison, the 12-year-old is more lively and more impressive. However, if you like your malts dark, earthy and spicy, and want a change from the sherried stuff, this is worth your attention. I like it, but I'd still rather buy two bottles of Glen Scotia 15 than one of this - for pretty much the same price.

  7. craide scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Actually a very nice malt. But at the price there is much that is much better.
    I liked it so much. But again I do not need that.
    Too bad, the 8y Bordeaux Cask was very good.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Relatively gentle start. From time to time slight metallic stinging in the nose,
      Already strange ... then vanilla, caramel and behind it some forest honey, hay with a light citrus note.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Beautiful slightly spicy oak with a little bit of lemon quickly turns into light bitterness. Behind it some malt green apple. Taste better than in the nose.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Middle run finish, it remains slight bitterness and malt. Spicy oak remains

  8. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/whiskylive-2019-day-1-part-2/

    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!

  9. dramspotter scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      figs, fruity, aniseed, leather
    • Taste
      aniseed, orange peel

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A serious and good highland malt!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      pleasant vanilla, caramel, floral, sweet, woody aromas;
    • Taste
      very powerful start; fruity like a fruit-maker (apples and pears); Fudge, toffee, not very complex;
    • Finish
      medium-length strong intense finish; something oak sounds;

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