Deanston Virgin Oak

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon & Virgin Oak cask
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
label since 2017
Added on
07 Mar 2017 1:08 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 33.52

31 × in wishlist

379 × member ratings

804 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston Virgin Oak

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.47 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    I bought this at the distillery, why? Because I liked it and I haven't had it before, it's not as if Deanston has a wide range to choose from. 
    • Nose
      Vanilla, ripe banana, orange zest, custard cream biscuit, Mango jam, new balsa wood ,the stuff you get with a model airplane, some cooked pasta and some spice, not sure what. 
    • Taste
      Cream cake, banana sandwiches like my mother used to make in thick white bread with lots of butter, some white pepper, it has a nice creamy mouth feel, you can taste lots of new wood and ice-cream wafer. 
    • Finish
      A long to medium chalky finish with some sort of banana flavoured candy. 

  2. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking, good value - what's not too like?

  3. HW74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, intense, with a clear influence of the barrel. Very successful at the PLV! Highly Recommended.

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Lovely new label, and seemingly new juice inside of it as well. Offers lots of fruits and vanilla in a nice summery dram. Wondering if Deanston somehow changed the composition here as I much preferred this over the previous label VO, which I found to be very unpleasantly sharp and only worthy of a 70 score.

  5. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Costs almost nothing. And it's adequately bad.
    Not much different than the 12 y old. I just find that distillery products too sweet and hard on the head afterwards.
    The interesting thing about htis one is that it's taste develops to worse with the time. At the openening the plastic smell of paint characteristic for immature low quality whiskies was not there. It appeared afterwards.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Elthar scored this whisky 50 points Newbie

    Not my dram really

  7. GlenWim scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. ehelkur scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      On the nose, honey, vanilla, apples, toffee and a large mix of spices.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is quite dry, but with hints of sweetness, honey, apples, a bit grassy, and then toffee, some notes of exotic fruits, and again a lot of spices. It has a lot of layers, for a whisky with this price.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium, with some sweetness from honey and toffee, and spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla...

  9. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Too floral and young. The only good thing was the price abroad.

  10. JoeHamburg scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    Unworthy of a bottling by Deanston.
    It tastes more like a cheap bourbon from the discounter, has nothing to do with enjoyment.
    For effective drinking with Cola at a party, the plv of this cheap bottling is ok.


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