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Hi, this is one of our (almost) daily tastings. Santé!

July 31, 2017


Deanston and Deanston

Yes we like to try the underdogs at WF Towers. They generate no likes on Facebook, no shares, no retweets and no hearts, and they’re actually traffic killers to bloggers, but I’m asking you, why would we care since you are reading this? (ooh that was lame and vulgar, S.!)

Deanston 10 yo 2006/2016 (46%, The Cooper's Choice, sherry finish, Cask #9702, 300 bottles)

Deanston 10 yo 2006/2016 (46%, The Cooper's Choice, sherry finish, Cask #9702, 300 bottles) Three stars and a half We’ve had other 2006s, they were of new make quality. I guess that’s why they’ve done a finishing on this one. Colour: pale gold. Nose: a tad buttery and custardy, but there are nice leathery raisins, some pleasant tobacco-ish caramel, and an enticing feeling of smoked fudge and toffee. Nothing bad to say so far… Mouth: goody good! Well done, it’s kept a rather big bready maltiness, while the sherry’s imparted rather lovely notes of raisins, fruit-flavoured herbal teas, and simply cherries. Some genepy and wormwood in the background. Finish: medium, malty and caramely, with a good fruitiness. Cold-dried fruit paste, ever heard about that? Comments: almost impressed. I wasn’t expecting much (like +/-78 points) but I was wrong. I’m often wrong. Says my dear wife. SGP:551 - 84 points.

Deanston 15 yo ‘Organic’ (46.3%, OB, +/-2017)

Deanston 15 yo ‘Organic’ (46.3%, OB, +/-2017) Four starsSome are claiming that this is the first organic malt whisky, but of course it isn’t. Now I would certainly understand, given what some dump into the fields, that some drinkers would prefer to go organic, especially heavy drinkers. While some other folks might think that since alcohol is a toxicant, coming up with some organic poison can’t make much sense. Colour: white wine. Nose: barley, barley, barley, and perhaps barley. Plus drops of golden syrup, a large spoonful of Golden Grahams, and a little honey. Gingerbread. I don’t know if that’s because this is organic, but we’re rarely this close to the barley. Or is it my mind at work? Mouth: super good, really. Fresh, rather citrusy, malty, with peaches and melons, vanilla, agave syrup… This is almost a blend of natural Arran and Bruichladdich. Goes down like that. Finish: medium, fresh, on sweet barley and yellow fruits. Some peppery oak in the aftertaste. Comments: it’s not impossible that some newish American oak was at play here, but the end result just works a treat. Surprised, a little bit, but it seems that Deanston are on the way up. In my book, they certainly are. SGP:641 - 87 points.

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Whiskyfun fav of the month

July 2017

Favourite recent bottling:
Ardbeg 23 yo 1993/2017 (52.4%, Cadenhead, 175th Anniversary Tasting Session, bourbon hogshead) - WF 94

Favourite older bottling:
Highland Park 12 yo (80° proof, W. Cadenhead, early 1960s)- WF 92

Favourite bang for your buck bottling:
Vega 23 yo 1993/2017 (51.1%, North Star Spirits, blended malt, 400 bottles) - WF 87

Favourite malternative:
Distillerie Charpentier 30 yo (55.3%, Cadenhead, Cognac, Petite Champagne, 252 bottles, 2017) - WF 92






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