Deanston – Virgin Oak

Nose: harsh, fruity and sweet. Starts of with notes of dry white wine, sour white grapes and other tannic stuff. Pear, caramel and clear spirit. Also some spices and some very faint floral notes. There’s also quite a strong smell of pure alcohol, which I really dislike.
Mouth: The contrast between the smell and the taste is pretty big, if not huge. It smells of sour and bitter things, but it actualy tastes pretty sweet and friendly, with malty tones and hints of almond and vanilla.
Finish: medium long and drying.

Although it tastes better than it smells, all in all I think it’s a pretty mediocre whisky. It’s simply too raw.

Rating: 40-60 out of 10

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