Deanston 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Rejuvenated Bourbon Casks
Batch 1
Number of bottles
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 May 2016 2:57 pm by Maltbox

Average value

€ 99.08

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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 15-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.09 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. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    If you like the 12-year-old, you'll love this. All the grimy, oily, charcoal-like aspects of Deanston's distillery character are dialed up, and the casks are more than serviceable.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Malty, yeasty. Cereals, white bread, yoghurt, mirabelles, charcoal, engine oil. The heavy, oily Deanston spirit comes through nicely.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Big-bodied, extremely rich and satisfying, with an oily attack, crisp oak on the mid-palate, and a grimy, burnt impression: heating oil / boiler room?
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nose & palate on repeat, no off moments, medium length.

  3. daniel1312 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Smell: slightly sherry, slightly medicinal, a little vanilla, a little. Nut,
    Taste: a bit spicy, chocolate light nut, vanilla
    Finish: vanilla, somewhat medicinal

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A decent Deanston. Out of the head, however, not significantly better than the good original 12 bottle. For three more years and organic, I'm ready to pay a little more. But not twice as much.

  6. holborndrinker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not sure on the point of its being organic - still technically a poison - like trying to get a fish to wear trousers.
    • Nose
      Weetabix with semi skinned milk and no sugar.
    • Taste
      Quite well rounded - some oat flavours come through with custard.
    • Finish
      Stale cake, slight sour note.

  7. etwa77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well.. what can i say.. i quite like it and am flabbergasted at the reviews of some very respectable wb-ers. It’s a sample so anything is possible.. but i get very strong and clean apple and malty notes in the nose, a little, very tiny smoke and some salt on the edge.. taste is fizzy and citrusy, not uber complex but pleasant and, again, very clean. Finish is a bit hot, but bearable with that salty thing that makes me think of an OP.

  8. ralle1968 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A really hearty standard with wine gum pear and white wine minerality. I like this.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Svarttt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Nice nose across the grain field, not so much on the sweet side due to the barrels, I like that very much.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Creamy, spicy, a little bit tart.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81


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