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Deanston 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.57/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Organic
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Rejuvenated Bourbon Casks
Casknumber
Batch 1
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 May 2016 2:57 pm by Maltbox
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 95,14

7 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 15-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    if only the price was more reasonable. organic or not, this is too expensive, although I really like it.

    so only 87/100
    • Nose
      very much on barley, yeast, bread and red apples. reminds me a lot of those green labelled bottles from bladnoch, but this one is more mellow and has more of  red apples.
    • Taste
      what a creamy texture. again very malty, slightly salty and very cakey. my grandma´s apple pie. on the palate it reminds me of glen garioch 12y which I like very much!
    • Finish
      not too long, still malty, cakey and it has a warm feeling.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He couldn't really convince. To me it just looks a bit too fresh and young.
    • Nose
      Malt sweetness. Yeast braid with butter. Pear dish. Apple brandy. Rather light honey. Chamomile. Citric acid. Everything looks pretty fresh.
      More grain notes after the first sip.
    • Taste
      Now rather fresh grain. Beet too. Green tea with sugar candy. Then some ginger and citrus notes. It tingles first, then it becomes drier.
    • Finish
      Grapefruit. Hop. Tree sap. Cornmeal.

  3. P.K.S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    the honey note is so intense, I have never experienced a whisky! 
    Aroma: honey and vanilla, fruity & sweet oak Taste: vanilla and malty aromas, with the full-strength honey. it's so sweet one glass and you dont want more. After the bottle is om the bottle it gives a mor yeast flaver

  4. P.K.S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    the honey note is so intense, I have never experienced a whisky! 
    Aroma: honey and vanilla, fruity & sweet oak Taste: vanilla and malty aromas, with the full-strength honey. it's so sweet one glass and you dont want more. After the bottle is om the bottle it gives a mor yeast flaver

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Dry & Bitter

    Deanston started life as the Adelphi Cotton Mill, founded by the Buchanan brothers who were themselves in the employ of Richard Arkwrigth, the inventor of the Spinning Jenny. Fast forward to 1966 and the factory is converted into a distillery. This is the first batch of Deanston that is completely organic, meaning the barley was not sprayed with insecticides, simple as that. The first batch appeared in 2016 and was bottled without chill-filtration at a strength of 46.3% (which makes chill filtration redundant anyway).

    At first, the nose offers some sourdough, yeast and some wet cardboard, with even a salty note, before any fruit tries – and barely succeeds – in shining through. Apple skins, a fresh fig and a hint of chocolate. I am having big trouble liking this nose. In fact, I’m failing.

    It is creamy on the palate and immediately somewhat piquant on pepper and nutmeg. But that strange salty edge reappears and prevents it from becoming truly fruity. Just the apple shows itself. Midpalate, some young green plums and some chocolate appear, but not very outspoken. This is all barley, yeast and spices… and a little out of balance.

    The finish is medium long and starts sweet on plums, but quickly turns spicy and dry, while dying a bitter death.

    Pity, but this Deanston is totally not my cuppa.

  6. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    That's not mine, I'm allergic to anything in there. For the money, I prefer to get 2-3 bottles of NAS Virgin Oak, which is delicious. (If I had an open bottle, I would swap it for a bottle of virgin oak with a hand kiss).
    • Nose
      Cereal, biscuit, vanilla kipper, a little mushy banana, but the whole looks out of round, something does not fit, once it does not seem very harmonious, in addition there is a strangely artificial component, chemical, easily spoiled, I can not pinpoint it - I think it a little uncomfortable ... but that lasts a bit over time
    • Taste
      Cereal, vanilla, a splash of lemon, very creamy, white pepper ... after a while chocolate, but again artificially - the strange cheap Russian chocolate from the 80s
    • Finish
      artificially sweet russian chocolate and some bauch-bitter

  8. Najzero scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    This malt breaks my deanston heart.

    While its quite pleasureable to me in the nose, the taste just kills it. It's sour, its bitter, and *NOTHING* more.

    It came to my knownledge, that there is a 15er organic with the new bottle design as well. Some of my local deanston group guys tell me, its magnificent... so there could be a huge difference within the organic range.

    But for me, this exact bottle is/was a huge... dissapointment.

    Funny side story: a good sample buddy of mine tasted this one as his first deanston and hated it. It took quite some deanston samples from my side to get him back on track :-D

  9. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overall, an interesting malt, which is likely to cost between 50 and 70 €.
    • Nose
      The first nose immediately opens fruit flavors of apples, unripe plums and figs, later adding spicy hay and barley notes. In the background is slightly sour bread dough, even later balsam cake smell.
    • Taste
      Fruit flavors of red apples, mirabelle plums, plums and oak tones merge together, settle pleasantly in the mouth, a slight honey sweetness, minimal chalky and dry aromas resonate. Later more oak and a slight pepperiness.
    • Finish
      The finish is initially predominantly fruity, with an interesting, individual plumpy-cowardly note, then becomes oaky and slightly bitter, medium to long (oak).

  10. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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