Deanston 18 Year Old Bourbon Cask Finish
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Deanston
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • dark chocolate
  • oak
  • blackberry
  • cherry
  • raisin
  • honey
  • sweet fruit
  • smoky

Deanston

18 Year Old Bourbon Cask Finish (0.75l, 46.3%)
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Character Goatson
An alluring Scotch with a Bourbon finish.

It was 1785, a few years before disco was invented, when one Richard Arkwright built a cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith. After two centuries of making cotton, it closed down and the mill was refurbished into a distillery. It was a good idea too, because the river can be used to power the entire operation, while the mill's storage cellars are perfect for maturing casks of Whisky. Oh, and the river is one of the cleanest water sources in Scotland, so it's quite useful for making Whisky.

Deanston Distillers still hold onto traditional procedures and ancient knowledge. They even mash and ferment the barley in an 11-ton open-topped tun, and they are the only ones doing that. Their Spirits are distilled twice in copper pot stills with a sloping lyne arm, which makes the Whisky even lighter and smoother. Talk about details.

This alluring Whisky is quite special: it's aged for nearly two decades in said cellars which reportedly look like a crypt (which screams for a sequel to that Poe's short story). After Whisky spends its eighteen years in a room with a constant temperature and humidity, it's time for a lovely final touch: the finishing in first-fill Bourbon casks from the US of A. Whisky receives wonderful notes of charred wood and honey from the barrel and it's no wonder it won Gold at the 2015 Scotch Whisky Masters.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Deanston
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Wonderful aroma of clover, caramel and toffee on the nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A palate filled with notes of dark chocolate, taffy, raisins and cherry.

Finish
Smooth and complex finish with hints of oak, malt and blackberry.
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  • caramel
  • dark chocolate
  • oak
  • blackberry
  • cherry
  • raisin
  • honey
  • sweet fruit
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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