Deanston 1997 ‘Archives’ (Whisky Base)

It has been silent on the whisky front in the last few days as I was enjoying the wonders of Rome, Italy. What a great place, with amazing wine, grappa and food. Now that I’m back at Whisky Israel HQ, we can continue with some new and exciting tasting notes. a lot is planned for the near future, so keep an eye. This wee dram was sent to me as a bonus sample on my last Whisky Base order. The “Archives” series from WB offers a good price/quality ratio and this is no exception.

Deanston 1997 Archives, 55.8% abv , € 55 cask #1959deanston97

Nose: Sweet wood with  lots of sugar and vanilla. Stewed apples, pear , cinnamon and a dash of dried coconut. Big wood influence.

Palate: Rather spicy on entry. Pepper. Spiced wood, apples and cinnamon. Pear pie. Wood shavings. Sweet then getting drier and bitter towards the end.

Finish: Bitter wood. Chocolate and red stewed apples.

This is really Nice stuff, not over complex, but very good  fruit and oak ratio and very easy sipping I imagine it would go very well with  an apple pie or similar sort of desert. And the price is also right. 55 Euro is really not a lot for a 15 year old dram at CS. Good work guys.

Score: 85/100

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