Posts Tagged “Deanston”

Deanston 21, 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (51.8%)

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Deanston 21, 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (51.8%)

You’ll recall that last year I tasted the 2018 Limited Edition Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Finish. That too was a 1997 vintage, presented at 20 years old. Here we have the whisky maturing for another year in the Palo Cortado, so we’re at almost three years in the Palo Cortado casks. I have to say that…

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Deanston 2002 Organic Oloroso Cask Finish, 16 Years Old (50.6%)

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Deanston 2002 Organic Oloroso Cask Finish, 16 Years Old (50.6%)

Following yesterday’s 2006 Fino, we move on to the second of the three Deanston offerings is a 16 year old Organic Oloroso. This isn’t Deanston’s first foray into Organic whisky, and we had a 15 and a 14 year old organic offering. Since the 15 year old was released in 2016 and the 14 year…

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Deanston 2006, 12 Year Old Fino Finish (55%)

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Deanston 2006, 12 Year Old Fino Finish (55%)

I’m beginning a review of the Distell Limited Edition for 2019, and we’ll start with the 2006 Fino Finish.   This release includes eight expressions, three each from Deanston and Bunnahabhain, and two from Tobermory, a Tobermory and a Ledaig: Deanston 1997 21 Year Old Palo Cortado Finish Deanston 2002 16 Year Old Organic Oloroso…

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

Today we’ll be tasting Deanston’s new 2008 Wine Cask Matured offering, presented at cask strength. Now wine cask maturation is a divisive issue in the whisky world. Sure, everybody like¬†fortified wine cask whisky maturation (sherry, Port, Marsala, Moscatel), but red wine is as divisive as Bowmore whisky. Some love it and some just can’t stand…

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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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