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Deanston 1997 21 Year Old Palo Cortado Finish Review


25th June 2018
Review of the Deanston 1997 21 Year Old Palo Cortado Finish Distell Limited Release 2019 Malt Whisky Collection.

Deanston 1997 21 Year Old Palo Cortado FinishThe oldest release from the trio of Deanston releases in Distell's Limited Release Malt Whisky Collection 2019 is this Deanston 1997 21 Year Old Palo Cortado Finish which was initially matured for 19 years in ex-Bourbon casks and then transferred into Palo Cortado hogsheads for a final 2 years maturation.

Bottled at a cask strength of 51.8% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chillfiltered, it is a limited release of 277 bottles, with a RRP of 150 it will be available here in the UK, Europe, Taiwan, China, Canada, USA and Global Travel Retail.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A gentle candied sweetness and a lovely light sherried fruitiness, toasted raisins, vanilla and sweet toffee, a hint of honey and a very gentle peppery spice.

Taste: More sherry than the nose told you was coming and in a very good way, mulled pear, sweet honeycomb, spiced orange, raisins a little toasted almond and some lovely oak.

Finish: Deliciously long, sweet honeyed vanilla'd oak is matched by the lingering sherry fruit.

Comment: Another delicious Deanston sherried dram. It isn't often we see Palo Cortado sherry casks used to mature or finish a whisky, it is very Oloroso sherry like and the casks used here have been very high quality. If you pockets are deep enough this will not disappoint if you enjoy a sherried dram of this maturity.

SMW Score 93/100

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