Deanston 1995 MBl

Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
135
Whiskybase ID
WB96237
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
09.1995
Bottled
04.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3325
Number of bottles
581
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 may 2017 4:26 pm by vmk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.95

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Whisky reviews for Deanston 1995 MBl

28 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.36 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An interesting and very aromatic Deanston from a First Fill Sherry Butt! This malt is extremely multi-layered and changeable, which is exactly this interaction for me the attraction. Intensive leather and hazelnut flavor, fruity and intense plum aroma paired with an indefinable spice note. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Deep and dark sherry notes rise intensely on the first nosing. Slightly musty and wet leather flavors mingle with toasted aromas and dark plums. The alcohol is integrated harmoniously and the syrupy drops adhering to the glass wall exude a fruity sweetness. The leather aroma is more intense, a hint of sweetish and dried tobacco leaves stand out from the wet and musty leather. Here and there, sweet fruit aromas sparkle and cognac-infused dates and raisins come into their own. A touch of vanilla, a pinch of orange flavor and the alcohol becomes more intense and dominant. After some time, a certain freshness and a touch of mint rises in the nose. Suddenly the Deanston unloads without warning a fresh and fruity plum and plum flavor and lets forget the musty leather note.
    • Taste
      Fruity and refreshing sherry flavors on the first sip on the palate and on the tongue. Spicy wood aromas are permeated by a sweet and creamy milk chocolate note, the palate fills with subtle sharpness and plump warmth. Fruity wood notes and chocolate play together, the sweet milk chocolate turns into tart dark chocolate. Hazelnut pieces and roasted almonds fall into the creamy chocolate, slowly the leather from the nose makes itself discreetly noticeable in the taste. The longer I dedicate myself to Deanston, the more flavors come to light. Sweet and creamy, the Deanston exudes its idiosyncratic aroma, the slightly musty leathery flavor becomes more dominant on the tongue, a nut mixture spreads in the mouth.
    • Finish
      With this idiosyncratic but very pleasant and tasty aroma the taste goes into the finish. Dark chocolate sticks to the palate, the hazelnuts return. a slightly tart wood and walnut note is in the air. Chubby warm and creamy sweet spread for a long time its great aroma in the mouth.

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  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A delicious Deanston, just the way I like it. Nice sherry maturation
    • Nose
      Fruity, nutty, also sour, sherry, chocolate, but not gaudy sweet, more on the sour and dry side, there are a few raisins, classic sherry nose
    • Taste
      Lots of fruit, intense, chocolate, roasted aromas, nut, hanut waffle, tart, plum, concentrated, fruit gum
    • Finish
      Sweeter at the back, tangerines, nuts, oak, tart, very pleasantly ending

  5. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Oily and heavy, he pulls great noses on the glass wall, dark berries fight their way through the thicket. After a while, violets come, surprisingly not negative! Then grilled pineapple, I could smell it for hours!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Really well integrated oak seasoning, great bottled with 50.1%
    • Finish
      89 89
      Falls off a bit, still an outstanding drop!

  6. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nice sweet, dirty sherry profile, fruit cooked. some leather, honey and high drinkability. Kilkerran profile

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. zero_limits scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    This is a dream dram with very complex sherry notes that develop in a great finish. An excellent option to taste it at original cask strength.

  11. PBoe70 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Bretorianer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. mordread scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Modern, intense but quite unbalanced, heavily sherried whisky.

  14. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Benny85 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    I have to say that I am still a bit disappointed with this whisky after some time. he has a slightly sulphurous "dirtiness", which I find somehow rather ugly than exciting.

    I think for 70 ¬ I would still say yes and then you have a nastier Sherry bomb, but for + 120 ¬ - no good PLV in my (of course subjective) eyes.

    edit: the last 1/3 of the bottle is in my opinion much gentler and that is much more pleasant here. would now be 85 pts.

  16. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. rb854 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry bomb, rich in smell and taste. Smooth despite the abv.
    • Nose
      Thick sherry notes, dried fruit, raisins, red fruit, blueberries, oranges, caramel, leather and some woody and floral notes.
    • Taste
      Smooth, full and firm taste, sherry, sweet, caramel, dried fruit, raisins, chocolate and espresso.
    • Finish
      Sweet with raisins, some chocolate. Nice long finish.

  18. Doctor B. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. 11insomnium scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Fruity jam, floral honey, sherry, fresh, citrus, complex fruit flavors, spicy oak

    Tasting: Fruity and sweet, sherry, honey, fresh, strong

    With water: flowery, sweet, fruity and fresh, a little pear

    Comment: Alcohol nicely integrated, Sherry would like to be a bit more intense

  20. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    after the lovely nose a bit disappointing because too bitter for me. might as well  be a bad condtion of my palate.
    86/100
    • Nose
      no sulphur at all! so good news.
      very fresh and slightly sour sherry profile with lots of red berries (raspberries and currants) but also some dried fruits.
      leather, tobacco.
      the dried fruits become stronger with the time but never really take over. nice match!
    • Taste
      neat this is too aggressive for me, cannot separate the flavours.
      with water: much dryer than expected, lots of dark chocolate, allspice and black pepper. unfortunately the fresh and sour fruits are gone. greek sultanas and dates.
    • Finish
      very long, cocoa, really dry

  24. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  25. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice whisky, which has clear parallels to the Deanston 20 for me. The spice, the sulfuric, the light pepper note, nut, powerful and aromatic. Not very sweet but still full of sherry. The harsh Fassaromen dominate towards the end. A nice malt but somehow put on. I would not need a whole bottle now.

  27. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An enticing sherry character! A bold, rich and luscious Deanston where sherry and dark fruits shine through all the way with great elegance and complexity. Good balance of sweetness and spiciness supported by a subtle dry and bitter backbone. No water needed as it masks the lovely sweetness and fruity flavours. Certainly one for the sherry aficionado.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/deanston/
    • Nose
      The sherry is immediately present along with delicate dark fruits, figs, plums and dates. Lovely sweet with brown sugar, vanilla and a hint of milk chocolate. With time dumpy notes of tobacco leaves, touch of leather and fine oak arrive. Very aromatic and appealing nose. Improves with time in the glass.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate. Mouth coating and watering with lots of sherry, brown sugar, raisins, plums and dark chocolate. Becomes spicy and slightly dry with hints of oak, tobacco leaves and cracked black pepper, accompanied with delicate notes of cinnamon, toffee and vanilla. The spiciness increases with a second sip.
    • Finish
      The finish shows good length with warming and slightly bitter notes of dark chocolate, leather, black pepper and oak spice. Very chewy and tasty.

      With water: Soft and round on the nose when a few drops of water are added. Sherry, dark fruits and oak spice are still present. The spiciness and dumpy notes, however, are significantly tamed. Surprisingly less sweet on the palate with tamed sherry flavours and dark fruits. On the other hand, the spiciness and peppery notes increase along with dry oak, dark chocolate and tobacco leaves. The finish is medium long, warm and dry with slightly bitter notes of oak, leather and espresso.

  28. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    16.07.2017 => 89/100
    • Nose
      Intensive Sherryaromen wie z. B. von Datteln, Feigen und Rosinen. Spater etwas kräutrige, ätherische Noten. Der hohe Alkoholgehalt ist nicht spürbar.
    • Taste
      Sehr intensiv spiegeln sich die Noten aus der Nase wieder. Zusätzlich dunkle Schokolade, Espresso sowie Eiche. Dabei aber sehr mild im Sinne von wenig alkoholisch und rund.
    • Finish
      Lang und wärmend mit einer tollen Bitterkeit.

  29. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    was a blindsample - I would not have come here on Deanston - where is the sulfur? Tasty - voluminous - but so much sherry - that almost no whisky can be found anymore
    • Nose
      intense red wine-like red fruit acidity - very succinctly fruity - balsamic, fermented raspberries, currants, grape seeds, tart wood - but rather a vinous woody note than one from a whisky barrel, with more time in the glass also increases a nice sweetness with some wax, tobacco, leather and tannins on - here you can feel age - behind the tyischen SherryfassWachs hides easily Oily orange peel and a touch of mint - the nose has a lot of strength, alcohol is only noticeable on the edge
    • Taste
      wow - fruity sweet powerful with beautiful intensive spicy tingling acidic antipole, light chocolate note which becomes increasingly tart and volumizing, dry oak, tart spicy vegetal, chili, with each sip of the fruitiness is still voluminous, which has really something on the ribs - grape must, Grantapfelsaft, baking cocoa, increasingly sweet milk chocolate with honey, beautiful texture - a lot of power but no noticeable alcohol
    • Finish
      mouth-filling tobacco, dry, slightly cooling mint against warming chilinote - very long with expiring fruitiness and lasting tingle, see a lot of vanilla at the very end

  31. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding nose, the taste is unfortunately a bit behind the high expectations. 88 points for now.
    • Nose
      Fashionable sherry, musty leather furniture. Dark fruits: dates, prunes. Ginger. Chocolates. Full and, above all, great flavor. There is always something new to discover here. Sugar notes, vanilla pastry, mint. freshly cracked pepper
    • Taste
      Creamy-sweet, but also slightly alcoholic-spicy. Milk chocolate, hazelnuts and sweet spicy notes surprisingly mask the more prominent sherry notes in the nose. Subtle but beautiful mustiness.
    • Finish
      Dry leathery finish. Woody spice and slightly flowery-rosy. Again, hardly bitterness, the mustiness remains in the mouth.

  32. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Spring in a glass!!
    • Nose
      Lovely sherrynotes, a whiff of sourness, some dried fruit (could be anything, plums perhaps, tutti frutti), fresh floral notes
    • Taste
      Very soft with a nice layer of chocolate, some sherry woodyness in the back
    • Finish
      Woodspices, floral

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