After I had the Deanston 18 in the glass today, which surprised me with a lot of hay and beautiful Bourbon oak, I have indulged in yet another Deanston:
Deanston 1999/2015 Dun Beaghan PX Finish 91781 50% WID: 70300
Nose: After pouring equal figs, raisins, association with Ritter Sport rum grape nut. I could get it. The anticipation is great. Oak comes in the background. After a while then a jump-off. I put the glass down again and let him take another breath. Figs and raisins come back. A cool sting remains. Is there the described softwood? It is time to try!
After the first sip, the nose shows significantly more green herbs. The figs are unfortunately no longer recognizable.
Taste: Sweet, spicy honey, chocolate, oak, orange juice with a splash of lemon, then comes ginger. More and more ginger. It's getting too hot, I have to swallow. The sharpness decreases later after further sips.
Departure: Chocolate and ginger strengthen to subsequently fade away. Sweetness stays. Warms the esophagus. Mouth and throat become cool over time. Is there menthol? Overall, relatively long.
Conclusion: somehow I still do not know what to think of him. The initial nose I liked the most. The later development is very interesting, but then I miss the great figs and feel like someone had played a trick on me. Maybe it was my daily form?