The Schtick: This is a distillery bottling of spirit distilled at Deanston. It was aged for 8 years in bourbon casks, then finished in fresh PX casks for two more years. It is bottled without coloring or filtering.
ABV: 51.5% ABV
Nose: Super rich. Sweet and syrupy, loaded with fig, honey, toffee and nutty sweetness. Impressively syrupy for so short a time in sherry. Pungent pipe tobacco, nutty praline and some cocoa.
Taste: Thick mouth feel, light heat. Rich with honey and toffee, lots of nutty sherry notes. Some currant, creme brulee, stewed fruits and blackberry.
Finish: Long, rich and sweet. Complex, loaded with candied fruits, blackberry, currant, pipe tobacco and nutty caramel.
Overall: This was really impressive. Im a big fan, and this may just be my favorite Deanston release to date.
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