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Deanston 20 Year Old (55.3%) – Whisky Review

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Deanston 20 Year Old (55.3%) – Whisky Review

After tasting, and liking, the bourbon cask matured and finished 18 year old, I tasted the new 20 year old, which was also part of a local bottle share. Part of the South African owned Burn Stewart Distillers, Deanston, together with Bunnahabhain and Tobermory make up the malts composing Burn Stewart’s Scottish Leader blend, a…

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Deanston 18 Year Old (46.3%) – Whisky Review

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Deanston 18 Year Old (46.3%) – Whisky Review

This is a very interesting expression, using some interesting techniques. The whisky was first matured in hogsheads (presumably ex bourbon, probably second or third fills), and then finished in first fill bourbon casks. The result is a very malty and sweet whisky, which carries the Deanston maltiness so present in the 12 year old and the…

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A Surprisingly Lively 20 Year Old Deanston from Douglas Laing

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A Surprisingly Lively 20 Year Old Deanston from Douglas Laing

I’m going back to some of the whiskys I had at the whisky show, reviewing a 20 year old Deanston bottled by Douglas Laing under the Old Particular label that was part of the trio I got a sample of to review after the show, since I wasn’t able to properly take notes of these three…

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