This review focuses on another bottling from the early days of The Single Cask and it showcases a Deanston which was distilled in 1997, matured in a single bourbon hogshead for 15 years before being bottled at 45.8% abv back in 2013.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Deanston 1997 15 Years Old (45.8% abv)
Nose: This is a very natural whisky that is added to, but not burdened, by wood influence. We have just enough vanilla pod and bruleed banana that complements the spirit's masses of the freshness of green apple peels but is also anchored by malt notes and linseed oil.estery green fruit. It is on the whole light and exuberant, showing. Palate: The wood has more to say here, with a growing hot spiciness and black pepper. But look past that and find tart berries, pollen and - surprise- lots of lilies. Finish: Vanilla and more charred spiciness linger on.
This whisky is sold out worldwide.