Deanston 9yr 2008 Brandy Cask Finish
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Raided Score: 87 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: On the palate, more rich depths are explored with raspberries and caramel, while there's an element of cooked zucchini and cut grass in there too. Read Full Review Raided Score: 88 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: The palate is sweet, smooth, and buttery, with brandy, honey, and polished oak. The finish dries with licorice and chili warmth, then, finally, tangy dark berries. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: This was really nice, but the growth in ethanol was a bit unwelcome. That said, excellent desserty flavors. Delightful. Read Full Review
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This is an age stated Deanston release that was matured for 7 years in ex-bourbon, and then moved to a brandy cask for the last two years. It is bottled at cask strength without any coloring or filtering.
Rich and syrupy. Indulgant. Honey, syrupy figs. Grape, cocoa, toffee, nutty syrupy sweetness.
Medium mouth feel. Mild heat, if any. Rich honey, toffee, leather. Some stewed fruits - lemon, raspberry, figs, dates. Musty sherry sweetness. Rich and powerful despite a slight rise in ethanol presence.
Long but a little bit hot. Sweet, light funky. Honey, sweet amaretto. Honey, pear, raspberry, cherry and fig. Light sulfur.
This was really nice, but the growth in ethanol was a bit unwelcome. That said, excellent desserty flavors. Delightful.
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