Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 32.03

26 × in wishlist

297 × member ratings

619 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston Virgin Oak

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.14 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. wizzkey scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    good VFM,
    nice vanila notes, with citrus and plum.

  6. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  7. jvanopstal scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Everything you would like is there: sweet, bitter and spicy
    • Nose
      73 73
      Lemon and vanilla
    • Taste
      72 72
      Caramel and vanilla with a buttery note
    • Finish
      71 71
      Quite short, but very nice with spices from the wood and a little honeylike sweetness

  8. Svarttt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    For the price, especially on offer, a very nice piece.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Much fruity than I expected. Of course, the typical VO flavors are also present.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Slightly sweet, full load of spice and oak.
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. riskywhisky scored this whisky 65 points Newbie

    A simple, slightly flora, light, fresh oak spirit was the first impression. Spicy from nose to finish.
    Flexible for for straight or with mixer/ favour.
    Favour changed to less flora and a bit of coal-gas after opening the bottle for 1 month.
    • Nose
      Spicy, slight flora, vanilla, woody, fresh oak. A bit of coal-gas after a while.
    • Taste
      Spicy comes first, followed by fresh oak. Coal-gas and a bit of rubbery.
    • Finish
      Spicy gone fast. A taste of soap, a long finish but no change in taste. Continue coal-gas and rubbery aftertaste.


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