2 results for tag: Deanston


The Finishing Touch

The idea behind this tasting was to try taste six whiskies all of which had undergone a period of finishing in a different type of cask from its initial maturation. Nine different cask finish possibilities were given and, as each whisky was tasted blind, tasters were asked to deduce the cask finish before the big reveal. Cask finishing is now commonplace in the whisky industry despite only really starting off about 20 years ago. The cynics amongst us (and I include myself here) may well argue that, in some circumstances, its sole purpose is to hide the flaws of a not particularly good whisky. Others may cite the eagerness of those who wish to be ...

Deanston 20 yrs Port Wood Finish

Deanston 20 years Port Wood Finish - 54.2% abvMatured in ex-bourbon casks for 16 years and, then, matured for a further 4 years in port wood, here are my thoughts on this distillery exclusive from Deanston: Nose: apples; Calvados; there's something quite sharp, a bit like cider vinegar; a hint of oak; pineapple juice; marmalade; after a while, when left to open up, there are damp cloth aromas and hints of foam strawberry sweets. Palate: lovely, thick texture; fruits such as strawberry and blueberry start to emerge; there is an apple undertone which, once again, reminds me of Calvados; it also causes a Tangfastics kind of tingle on the end of my ...