Deanston 9yr 2008 Brandy Cask Finish Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Deanston 9yr 2008 Brandy Cask Finish

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  • Distiller:

    Deanston

  • Bottler:

    Deanston

  • ABV:

    56.4%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Rich and syrupy. Indulgant. Honey, syrupy figs. Grape, cocoa, toffee, nutty syrupy sweetness.

  • Taste:

    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.

  • Finish:

    Long but a little bit hot. Sweet, light funky. Honey, sweet amaretto. Honey, pear, raspberry, cherry and fig. Light sulfur.

  • Overall:

    This was really nice, but the growth in ethanol was a bit unwelcome. That said, excellent desserty flavors. Delightful.

  • Score:

    6

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