Deanston / Deanston

Deanston Festival 2014 Review

Deanston Festival 2014 This bottling, one of only 140 bottles, and finished in a Marsala Cask, was bottled for the 2014 Deanston Whisky Festival and the sample provided by Barry Bradford (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog

I'm not sure on Marsala and honestly don't think I've ever tried it so this is an interesting dram for me to have and try.

Interesting dram with a lot of spice on the palate it's got sweetness and syrupy with lots of sweet tinned fruits this is very very drinkable.

I need to pick up a bottle of Marsala to try as well so I can see how it has affected this but I definitely like this dram... A lot.

Thanks again to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) for the sample (and from whom i've also pinched the picture)

Tasting Notes & Details


Initially this is quite light on the nose, with a gentle hit of allspice mixing with tinned pears and peaches in light syrup, a toffee penny like note and some sweet Demerara sugar in here too and that sweet sugar coated grape note from some of the dessert wine I've tried in the past.


There's a sweet and spicy note in here with a bitter spicy tangy note along with sweet and juicy with tinned pears and light syrup, Demerara sugar and cinnamon.


Hot and spicy, sweet and light, syrupy and a hint winey.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Deanston Festival 2014
Age: 12
ABV: 57.20
Distiller: Deanston
Bottler: Deanston
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 14/03/2016 by Tom

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