Hunter Laing Deanston Tasting Notes

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Deanston, Scotch Whisky A-G

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Deanston 1996? (18 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2370/ Tasted: May 2014

A very typically industrial nose. Lightly cardboardy with hints of black pepper, burnt caramel, oak and a light rubbery notes. Classic Deanston!

The palate is oily with burnt caramel, pepper and toffee. Again industrial with hints of white liquorice, chicory and coffee/chocolate. Sharp citrus and lightly bitter finish with the burnt caramel notes lingering.

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Deanston 1995 (21 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2605/ Dist: Aug 1995 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Dec 2016

OMG! Is this really Deanston? It has a surprisingly aromatic nose, which is something I thought I’d never say about this distillery! Barley’d and fruity with apricot, lime, gooseberry, dusty American oak and subtle spices. Extremely clean with a touch of vanilla.

The palate opens with some subtly toffee’d oak and pleasantly mature, dusty oak. A touch of apricot follows but the clean and mature oak is the focal point. Lightly coffee’d and spicy on the middle with a long, juicy, succulent, sweet spice finish and oaky after-taste. OMG! A bottling of Deanston that I’d happily sell, whatever next!

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