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

€ 30.82

17 × in wishlist

202 × member ratings

427 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston Virgin Oak

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.35 points

  1. wbarchive_939760 did not rate this whisky 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. HW74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. tangtang scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    quite nice for in between, quite balanced and not overwhelmed
    • Nose
      80 80
      lots of oak, light smoke, slightly fruity, very soft, sweetish
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweetly spicy, fruity, getting hot in between, some caramel, oak comes later, slightly malty
    • Finish
      82 82
      spicy malty, a little fruity, a little oak, slightly sweet, hints of dark chocolate.

  6. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    700ml bottle / ¥3000 @ Yamaya.

    Appearance: Pale gold, bit of orange, almost straw golden. Oily though.

    Nose: Vanilla, honey, citrus, pear, bit boozy, light wood, flowery, green apples, wood spice, ginger.

    Palate: Citrus honey, flowers, vanilla, butter, caramel, apples, cinnamon. Nice, full, oily body. Nicely malty and sweet.

    Finish: Peppery, spicy, honey, oak tannins, booze.

    With Water: Softer nose. More spice and heather. Flavor also opens up nicely, floral and fruity, spicy, malty. Yes, just a touch makes it great.

    Overall: Dig this. It is young and somewhat green, but a complex and delicious one. Sweet, for sure, but tasty and fabulous value, especially compared to J. whisky prices.

  7. GTATurbo scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Nose - quite harsh alcohol initially, followed by banana, pear, and a little red apple

    Palate - warm apple pie, oak, slightly bready notes

    Finish - quite short. Strong at the start but fades quickly

    Overall, decent value

  8. Derufus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Robert09 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  10. aksm_be scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Very easy to drink and affordable whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh fruit, vanilla and mild Honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth and easy. Bit of freshness, citrus and sweetness, vanilla warm and Apple’s.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Falls flat Quiet fast, Ending with a short bit of freshness, citrus


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