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Overall rating
81.34/100
votes
244
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Virgin Oak
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
label since 2017
Barcode
5029704217458
Added on
07 Mar 2017 1:08 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 32.30

23 × in wishlist

244 × member ratings

515 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston Virgin Oak

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.34 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. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. GeorgeP scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Very good quality for young whisky, but don't expect too much depth.

  7. tcrjbv scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    25 euros in europe and 35£ in the uk? jesus

    For 25 a fantastic choice, wipes the floor with supermarket whiskies. For 35 it is priced to close to the age-statement entrylevel options.

  8. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. peej84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

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