Deanston Pinot Noir finish, 2002 17yr old, 50% ABV, (blind tasted).


Appearance – Light to mid gold in colour, very viscous with think slow legs.

Nose – Oooh meaty, pineapple, icing sugar, menthol freshness, apricots, there’s definitely honey, has a coastal note, and higher than 40% ABV.

Palate – Nice ABV, slightly oily mouthfeel, tropical and stoned fruits, some red fruits, a little Biscuity, white pepper, and a slightly oily flavour too.

Finish – Quite long, peppery, lots of oak, a little icing sugar and cigar leaves, builds quite a bit.

My thoughts – I did rather like this whiskey to be honest, loverly flavours, nice and darker notes towards the end.

Would I buy a bottle? – For the flavour? definitely, for the price? i’d need to find it discounted personally.

Notes – I believe this bottle to be non chill filtered and of natural colour.

Thanks to – The Blind Tasting consortium and @TheWhiskyNovice (Twitter).

Picture credit – The Whisky Exchange.

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