My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark straw
Nose: First only vanilla, polished wood, hints of pepper, later tinned fruits join in as well a slight meatiness.
Palate: Caramel, hints of gummy bears, vanilla, honey, a light bacon tang, mixed mild spices.
Finish: Long, fruity and savoury.
Overall: The relaunched Deanston is a rich and rather savoury dram. Some unusal flavours probably don’t make it a whisky for anybody, but I like it.
Rating: 84/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes