Deanston 1997 MoS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Sherry Hogshead
MoS 15069
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2015 4:36 pm by cadillac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.95

2 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 1997 MoS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Deanston 1997 Cask 15069 Malts of Scotland 57.9%.

    30ml at home, Aug 2021.

    Pale gold.

    Aroma is minerally and faintly sulphur up front, leather, faint citrus esters. Some buttercandy. An odd mix. Rum and raisin fudge. Pink peppercorns. Mostly musty, minerally and earthy. Not great but it sort of grew on me.

    Taste is rich, spicy, dense and a little sweet, softly woody. Oily body. Like blackberry jam with all the sugar removed, jammy fruits but with no sweetness, lingering peppery spice. Woody spicy lingering finish.

    An atypical flavour profile, nicely dense and rich without actually having that much flavour impact. Slight shame about the aroma, although it did improve with time 3.45/82

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Exciting nose, attractive taste, weak finish. You can drink, but you don't have to.
    • Nose
      Uli, caramel bomb, Werthers Echte, with apple, fresh, floral, fresh herbs, oak, dark chocolate, a splash of lemon, if you spend a lot of time with it, the tender sherry notes come through a bit, fruity, cherry, the chocolate becomes something Lighter, creamier, stronger change in the air or even through getting used to the nose, now it is suddenly really a sherry malt, waffle biscuit, slightly nut, beautiful and exciting
    • Taste
      Oily, sherry in the mouth, raisins, chocolate, tart, somewhat floral, nuts, a touch of kohlrabi, good mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Unfortunately a bit weak aftertaste, hardly any aromas, short, slightly nutty, notes of sherry and still that kohlrabi touch

  3. whiskybros scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review here https://www.whiskybros.com/single-post/Deanston-18yo-1997-Malts-of-Scotland
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ffmdino scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    he has Bums to the end. A nice malt / nut grante.
    He needs only minimal water
    • Nose
      without: nut, sweet, some metal, vanilla, hair spray
      with: nut, maggie herb
    • Taste
      soft and oily on the tongue
      without: malt and sharpness
      with: sweet, vanilla
    • Finish
      medium long
      without: sharp to the end
      with: apple

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A lovely Deanston, very welcomming.
    • Nose
      Light on the nose, sherry, very fruity, estery (floral notes) and some vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sherry, sweet, spicy and fruity.
    • Finish
      Dry, warming and spicy.

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An enjoyable, spicy Deanston!
    • Nose
      Polished oak, vanilla, heather honey, just a little creamy toffee. Candied ginger. After some while, the toffee gets louder.
    • Taste
      Thick, chewy, hot, pepper, toffee, dried fruits (but not becoming big). Some green herbs, ginger, cardamom, gingerbread and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Medium, gingery and peppery, combined with honeyed barley and polished oak.


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