Overall rating
Single Malt
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Stated Age
19 years old
Bourbon Cask
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Apr 2016 7:12 am by Sapiano
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.90

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 1997 TWC

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 82 Euro in July, 2016 out of curiosity (it was a long time ago since I had my last Deanston).  So far no release of this distillery did impress me and I doubt this one can change that legacy - but let us see...

    The colour is amber and the texture shows medium fast legs and late tears.  The nose is a little cheesy (no, I do not like cheese in glasses) with the aromas of over-ripe bananas and spices/woods.  It is not really to my liking.  The initial mouthfeel is warming and very peppery with no significant coating effect.  A slight bitter-adstringent feeling from heavier tannins takes place after some time.  The taste itself is barley sugary-sweet and rather herbal within an appropriate wooden structure - quite simple but easy to sip.  The finish is short with no new impressions but there is an unpleasant cardboardy-ness at the very end (that I do not like).

    Another Deanston that I will not remember as soon as this bottle is finished ... but most probably I will donate it to the next party!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    from a 2cl sample
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Segens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Continuation of the blind tasting 17th of 24 drams. A very enjoyable dram which misses complexity but easy to drink. It reminds me somehow on Imperial and I guess the dram is not too young (18 years) and has 54% alcohol and is from Highlands!Wow my guess was not too far away even if I did not have Deanston on my shortlist.
    • Nose
      very much pear, honey, some banana and herbs. Alcohol is well implemented!
    • Taste
      alcohol tickles a bit the top of the tongue then you have an apple/pear combo with decent fruity sweetness. The banana and herbs are gone but the taste of the dram is not super complex but simply nice.
    • Finish
      The finish has a very decent bitterness which gives it a very small negative influence. Nevertheless the finish is nice so do not get me wrong but for sure the worst part of the dram.

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A tasty, moderately complex Trinkmalt without high recognition value.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Incredibly powerful is the nose from the beginning, malt mainly and slightly overripe fruitiness of yellow fruit. Behind it an idea sulfur and chewy candies. After a while, the nose is not quite as powerful, but it is much more set. After a long service life peach compote, with some malt, toffee and sweat. Heat releases acid notes and more sulfur, looks a bit dirtier.
    • Taste
      Relatively strong onset with honey and herbs, almost medicinal, a good dose of white pepper before it dries noticeably to the rear and oak shows that he is not quite so young.
    • Finish
      In the finish, it warms for a long time and vigorously, honey sweetness is indeed present, but comes back to the slightly bitter herbaceous / grass notes significantly. Overall, the finish medium, when the alcohol is no longer warm, it is over. There is hardly any excess of the oral cavity as a memory back.

  5. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very tasty malt with an interesting finish. The alcohol is very well integrated (except for the nose). With water the malt gets even better.
    • Nose
      very sweet with light fruits; This typical, dirty flavor of Deanston is to be guessed only in the background; fresh hay and grain; the alcohol is characterized by a strong menthol note; tart herbs; with time come citrus flavors and spicy oak; the alcohol evaporates and there is a hint of cowshed; In addition there are delicate chocolate flavors; Wine gums are added with water
    • Taste
      creamy; the alcohol is surprisingly well integrated; nicely spicy with oak and next to it very sweet with honey and vanilla; again bright fruits with apples and bananas; slightly dusty and dry; again citrus fruits; with water it gets very creamy and spicy
    • Finish
      medium-long and very spicy; clear wine gum flavor; which also lingers on the palate for a very long time; a very interesting combination of the spicy oak and the artificial sweetness of the wine gums (that's a bit more special and not 0815); clearly more harmonious with water


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