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    Deanston Virgin Oak

    Popped up in the local market in the last few months, was on sale for $34 so thought what the heck. Notes below, mind you i'm more a bourbon guy so a lot of scotch details are lost on me.

    46.3% ABV, Non Chill filtered, NAS

    Nose - light fruit salad, hint of oak, pear slices, wheatgrass
    Taste - White pepper, hot, frosted flakes, hint of sugar
    Finish - Short, not a complaint...just goes away quicker than i'd like

    Added a few drops of water, taste was a bit deeper, fruit popped out and it really smoothed out the bite of the proof.

    All in all, happy with it. It's got the bite of a younger scotch there's no hiding it, but it doesn't change my plan to buy another.

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    Re: Deanston Virgin Oak

    thanks for the notes. I've considered more than once buying a bottle. I may have to do that.
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    Re: Deanston Virgin Oak

    Very interesting. I've passed on this multiple times since it was an unknown and my only experience with Deanston so far was a young portwood that was TERRIBLE. I may have to give them another try.

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    Re: Deanston Virgin Oak

    I'm hopeful they release an older version of this once the product ages. I assume it would help the finish from being so abrupt.

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    Re: Deanston Virgin Oak

    I was very impressed with this one. I thought it was a refreshing change to my usual favorites.

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    Re: Deanston Virgin Oak

    Interesting how individual taste can be.
    Deanston Virgin Oak is the only single malt I've tried in three years that was a strong candidate for use as drain cleaner.
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    Re: Deanston Virgin Oak

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Interesting how individual taste can be.
    Deanston Virgin Oak is the only single malt I've tried in three years that was a strong candidate for use as drain cleaner.
    Hilarious! But it IS so true...we all have different tastes!

 

 

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