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Deanston 2002 16 Year Old Organic Oloroso Finish Review

27th June 2019
Review of the Deanston 2002 16 Year Old Organic Oloroso Finish Distell Limited Release 2019 Malt Whisky Collection.

Deanston 2002 16 Year Old Organic Oloroso FinishAnother one of three Deanston expressions in Distell's Limited Release Malt Whisky Collection 2019, this Deanston 2002 16 Year Old Organic Oloroso Finish was initially laid down to mature in rechared organic ex-Bourbon casks for 14 years which is effectively casks which have been flailed back to virgin wood and then rechared, it was then finished for 2 final years in organic Oloroso sherry casks which were supplied by Robles the only fully organic sherry producer.

Bottled at a cask strength of 50.6% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chillfiltered, it is a limited release of 268 bottles, with a RRP of 65 it will be available here in the UK, Europe, Taiwan, China, Canada, USA and Global Travel Retail.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Rich, enticing with some lovely toasted oak notes. Toffee and a burnt candy sweetness infused with baked sherried fruit and oak. A touch of cinnamon spice and coffee. Some orange and cloves lurking in the background.

Taste: Rich, sweet and warming, honeyed toffee infused with dark chocolate orange, burnt raisins and vanilla, velvety leather and all with a lovely cinnamon edge.

Finish: A deliciously long fruity and spicy finale, dark sherried fruit and a honeyed sweetness, the slightly drying sherried oak spices slowly fade.

Comment: This really is a delicious sherried dram that wouldn't be out of place on a cold winters night but will be equally enjoyable anytime. A lovely rich, fruity, honeyed, spicy expression of Deanston.

SMW Score 93/100

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