Review #1176 – Deanston 9yr 2008 Brandy Cask Finish

Review #1176 | Scotch Review #398 – Deanston 9yr 2008 Brandy Cask Finish

The Schtick: 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. 

Distiller: Deanston

Bottler: Deanston

Selection: N/A

ABV: 56.4% ABV

Age: 9 Years

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 deserty flavors. Delightful. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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