Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine
Deanston // Highlands, Scotland
A former cotton mill, Deanston is one of the most unique looking distilleries in Scotland. Located not far from the dramatic Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, they are not afraid to experiment, of which this wine matured release is proof. For nine years this whisky spent its time in red wine Bordeaux casks, before only 1,400 bottles were released in November 2017.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeBordeaux Red Wine Casks
"Bottled at a high strength, the nose is a bit prickly, before becoming more candy-esque. Cotton candy and candy canes, as well as vanilla are found, in addition to some vibrant red fruits. The palate has a nice creamy texture, but also a high degree of spiciness. Water helps to tone that down a bit, making way for blackcurrants and tobacco. A good whisky, but not completely balanced."