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Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Amontillado Sherry Finish
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2015 7:15 pm by Malt Hans
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115.17

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston Hand Filled

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    he is constantly changing like a chameleon his sweetness is restrained More like fruit, yes, but not really sweet one wonders how the whisky would have tasted without its slightly applied finish still exciting to drink
    • Nose

      no movement: a broken Mon Cherie, lots of chocolate, dry, light alcohol, damp old barrel, fall fruit after exercise: ripe warm cereals, again slightly alcoholic notes, maritime notes, cask notes with fruit, pepper, nutty, sherry, chocolate
    • Taste
      a nice strong start, with sherry tastes like a mix of port and nutty Oloroso on the palate, bitter oak / bitter walnuts on the back, liquorice sticks to the tongue and then pepper, pepper chocolate in the whole mouth what a weird guy
    • Finish
      long, spicy, ginger in the back of the throat, sherry, nut, barrel, malt, dark, baked apple juice the finish is nice and tasty

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Wine gums, oranges, nutmeg, almond oil, milk chocolate, light fruit cocktail, lightly fermented, apples, cereals, camphor, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy, slightly musty bright fruits, almonds, black pepper, nutmeg, slightly tingling on the tongue, sweet red apples with honey, oak and grapefruit. With dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Warming, spicy, slightly dry and tart, pepper, wood, almonds, walnuts

  3. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He has power, but is not one-dimensional. Nice interplay on the tongue. The finish could have been a little longer.
    • Nose
      Strong nose with neat alcohol, but not unpleasant. A fragrance like fermented grapes. Heavy, with almond flavor and spices.
    • Taste
      Nice strong on the go and immediately pleasant fruit sweet, with almonds, honey and mild spices. After a while, it gets peppery. Initially it was fruity, later woody notes are added. Add a pinch of bitter herbs.
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly dry, still very strong, with honey, almonds, wooden planks and herbs.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, rich in aroma, dense. Water does not do him so well and he is pretty strong.
    • Nose
      The nose is superficially fruity, bright, unripe apples, with some honey, but quickly the oak takes over the scepter, with spiciness and a little sulfur, mustard cucumbers I associate with peppercorns. Unusual, exciting nose. With water, the nose does not change much, becomes a little woodier
    • Taste
      The 60% you notice. Pur first the massive seasoning, pepper, mustard, some sweet fruit, but also something bitter. Very dense aroma, but also a little rough- With water: in the mouth it is initially more accessible, fruity, but also suddenly quite peppery. The finish is then peppery with neat oak.
    • Finish
      The finish then spicy, peppery, a lot of bitter oak.

  5. Daniel Hohleweg did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Pleasant malt
    • Nose
      Sherry, rum raisins, pleasantly sweet, pear, citrus, nutty, toffee
    • Taste
      Jerry, nutty, slightly musty, citrus, pear, honey, salt, toffee
    • Finish
      Relatively long, honey sweetness remains, reminiscent of mead

  6. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, this Deanston is a real spectacle, very big movie! No Deanston has been so complex so far - not even the 20-year-old from Oloroso barrels. The palate falls off a little bit, because it seems a bit unbalanced. The high cask strength is pretty dominant here with its sharpness and water makes it extremely sweet in the first place. That's just the chance and the risk with single casks, if the Master Distiller can not influence. But that is whining on a high level, in terms of complexity, he can easily keep up with all the other Deanston, everything is very full-bodied and intense.

    < https://dramned.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/deanston-11-amontillado-handfilled601/
    • Nose
      In the beginning, the same fruits, in addition to the usual Deanston fruit basket with pears and mirabelles, I also have beautiful sour tart darker fruit with fresh plums, juicy lemons and sour-orange peel, but also aromatic dried fruit, to a leathery-bacony saltiness , Almonds and nuts. Overall for a Deanston extremely complex, complex and powerful.
    • Taste
      A sharp alcoholic onset and a nice fermented tingle on the tongue, so extreme I have never had. In addition a strong fruit note, which I can not explain in detail, spicy heather, blossom honey, salt caramel, wintry spices, and the typical for Deanston honey sweetness. All underlaid with a strong slightly salty oily spiciness and beautiful wood notes. On the whole, but not quite as complex as the nose.
      Some water softens the sharpness of the alcohol, but increases the honey sweetness into the dramtic that it almost brings the seals from your teeth.
    • Finish
      Sweet-sour fruits, a rather malty sweetness and a hint of aniseed and spicy all remain rather aftertaste.

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Wine gums, oranges, nutmeg, almond oil, milk chocolate, light fruit cocktail, lightly fermented, apples, cereals, camphor, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy, slightly musty bright fruits, almonds, black pepper, nutmeg, slightly tingling on the tongue, sweet red apples with honey, oak and grapefruit. With dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Warming, spicy, slightly dry and tart, pepper, wood, almonds, walnuts

  8. Dieter_W scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. yggr scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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