exotic fruit
oak
honey
spicy
malted barley
sweet vanilla
marzipan
ripe banana
citrus
Spiral Deanston Virgin Oak

Deanston
Virgin Oak
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale gold.   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Malted barley grain with a bit of spice.    
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Creamy body with a bit of honey and freshly sawn oak.

Finish
Smooth!
Price:
$36.99
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Deanston Virgin Oak is adored for its exotic fruit, oak, honey and spicy flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Deanston distillery, Highland.

Based on 166 votes, the average rating for Deanston Virgin Oak is 7.3/10.

Top reviews for Deanston Virgin Oak:

— I love this for the money!!

— Very smooth finish and take the smokiness out of it.

— Great taste.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46.3%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon casks and virgin oak cask

Deanston Virgin Oak

(0.75l, 46.3%)


7.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Deanston Virgin Oak
SCOTT
SCOTT,
For under $40 this is a good value. Serve this to your acquaintances and save the good scotch for your friends. 🥃
 
Will
Will,
I love this for the money!!
 
Ben
Ben,
This has the classic textbook scotch taste. It's a safe buy and great everyday casual table drinking scotch at a nice price.
 
Michael
Michael,
So good for flavor and price
 
Konstantinos
Konstantinos,
very smooth highlander! so smooth I thought it was Irish!!!
 
Dmytro
Dmytro,
Sweet and fruity
 
Burton
Burton,
Good value scotch with notes of fruit, honey and vanilla. Nice abv.
 
tapani
tapani,
Kannattava ostos!!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This one really surprised me. As a true Scotch lover I didn't have high expectations given the lack of age statement and relatively low price. Don't let either of those dissuade you from trying this one. This is everything a Highland single malt should be. Easy to drink neat so I didn't try with water but one could assume that might open it up a bit more. Great product at this price point.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
A bourbon-like finish to a nice easy drinking scotch.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Smooth, Great Highland notes, I like the finish. I now want to try more Deanston.
 
Michael
Michael,
Consumed neat. Not refined, tastes of straight wood and rubbing alcohol.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, jentle
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Lovely Scotch for the price. The first thing I notice on the nose is a subtle bakers cocoa--paired with caramel and an oaky vanilla. Moving onto the taste, the cocoa carries through. It also has I touch of salty sweetness that makes for a pleasant sipper, but the most unusual--albeit delightful--flavor was a saison-like yeastiness typical of Belgian style beers. Being that this is bottled at a little bit higher alcohol content, I can't help but think it could benefit from a few drops of water, but all-in-all it is a very pleasing dram.
 
Ian
Ian,
A great way to ease yourself into the world of scotch. Not overly smoky (which caused my aversion to scotch). This allowed its sweetness to come through and make it a pleasant whisky. I enjoyed it the most on ice, but was enjoyable served neat as well.
 
Nate
Nate,
Very smooth finish and take the smokiness out of it.
 
pat
pat,
Very smooth, oak is stronger than the sweetness. Nice for after a hard days work. Sadly I ran out.
 
Amah
Amah,
Great buy. This is an undiscovered gem.
 
Russell
Russell,
Great taste.
 
guest
guest,
Quaich Bar Tasting Set - nice vanilla taste
 
James
James,
Solid for the price. A bit of a bite
 
Scotty
Scotty,
Very intense nose with pepper, citrus, and hint of honey toward the end. Intense, thick and spicy taste with almost a lemon pepper and hint of vanilla at the end. A very long and spicy finish that sticks with you and ends on honey, lemon and vanilla notes. Add your usual amount of water. Then add 1/2 to 3/4 that amount. It helps dampen the spice and brings out more of those softer lemon, honey, vanilla and chocolate finishes.
 
Michael
Michael,
Good flavor but a bit sharp... just a bit. Seems like a young batch but unknown age makes it hard to judge. So, just a sharp edge but nice flavor.
 
Craig
Craig,
A good young malt with a nice blend of flavors but a sharp finish. A dash of water mellows this out a lot. Good value purchase.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very green and cereal flavors. Great deal for the price.
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Not bad. A bit of a bite in the finish but good for the price!
 
A.
A.,
I don't really know why to say. I went to the distillery. It is a scotch that you either LOVE or HATE. I fall into the hate. Nothing specific. Nothing over the top. Just not a flavor of preference. Perhaps it is the Jim Beam & Wild Turkey casks rather than Spanish Sherry.... But there is a bite that doesn't work for me. My boss on the other hand thinks Deanston is PERFECT.
 
Edward
Edward,
Very good flavor ,oaky,but i think it needs to age longer
 
Thomas
Thomas,
A bit rough around the edges, but for for the price this maybe the best Single Malt offered here.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
This is a scotch more than worth it's price. I has the bite of a young scotch, but a dash of water really opens up the flavors of the scotch. It is not the greatest scotch you will ever drink, but it might be the greatest scotch at this price.
 
Marc
Marc,
shipping 2 much
 
Jason
Jason,
This is a nice Scotch, however, not mind blowing. It's spicy and vibrant and can have a long finish. It does give hints of vanilla and smooth maltiness, but there is definitely a bite characteristic of younger Scotch; it's not a bad thing!
 
Veeral
Veeral,
Tastes like a blend - Johnny Black-ish.
 
Kegan
Kegan,
Dash of water makes this lovely whisky smooth. Grainy flavours and a warming flavour not quite a pepper or spice but still a warm note. Good whisky for the price.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Abhi
Abhi,
smooth
 
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