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

Average value

€ 29,34

11 × in wishlist

136 × member ratings

253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston Virgin Oak

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.42 points

  1. wbarchive_939760 scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    by the campfire on the long arm of m measuring cup with the guys from the synchronized gymnastics group exactly what you need

  2. 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. 

  3. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is a very good NAS whisky. For the quality of the maturation and casks used in combination with its price, this is unbeatable. This is the scottish bourbon. With sympathetic presentation: unchillfiltered, natural colour and 46,3%. How wonderful is that!
    • Nose
      84 84
      Full, sweet bourbon. Fresh, slightly underripe fruit. Sugar glaze. Cooked kidney beans.
      With water it is softer, sweet ripe fruit basket. Hint of aromatic wood, almost tobacco. Lemon glaze.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The arrival is sweet and hot and long. The development is short and hefty to hot citrus and bitter wood.
      With water the taste improves enormously. The arrival is ‘open’, sweet and minerally. And develops to candied oranges. Little spiciness in the background.
    • Finish
      84 84
      For its age the finish is rather long, sweet and bitter, with a touch of smoke. Most probably the active cask maturation is doing the talking here.

  5. Tony007 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Great value.

    On the nose and the taste, the ripped banana is notable and make the dram amazing.

    Considering the price is one of the best NAS out thete

  6. AdamsB scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Interesting experience of the taste, the young oak ...
    • Nose
      78 78
      Sweet, lemongrass, fresh, vanilla, oak
    • Taste
      75 75
      Sweet, unripe lemon, vanilla, toffee, hay
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short, spicy, young oak

  7. mandragoru scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. praisethepasta scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    a top NAS budget friendly whisky, that keeps on developping in your glass for quite a long time. rich and versatile, this is great bang for your buck!
    • Nose
      84 84
      raisins, bread/dough,sage, grassy and floral: quite lovely off the start. another 20 minutes in and the shy vanilla and honey notes join in.
    • Taste
      85 85
      the nose continues and after 20 or so minutes it develops further with some butterscotch, vanilla and honey with a soft woody note. Another 10 minutes in and a wee bit of peat joins in.
    • Finish
      83 83
      long, dry. after 20 minutes it softens out and some oil and nuts linger on.

  9. HW74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. dee_hamma scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    n22, t21, f20, b21
    Strong, fragrant, bitter, worth the money
    • Nose
      88 88
      Iodine, peach skin, honey, candies, caramel
    • Taste
      84 84
      Stout stout, bitter orange, salted caramel, prunes
    • Finish
      80 80
      Powerful, alcohol: bitter orange almonds


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