Whiskypedia is a fun whiskyclub in Belgium, founded in 2012. On Saturday 29th September 2018 they organise – for the second time – a whisky festival at which they will present their newest club bottling. It is a Deanston 10 Year Old bottled by Cadenheads.
I find the nose quite interesting, although not easy. Surprisingly fatty on baking butter with potato skins, joined by some hay, humus and autumn leaves. Fruitwise I am left with just an apple and a hint of lemon. Soft on the spices. Sturdy fellow though.
On the palate, this is a powerhouse with loads of spices. And now I do get some lovely notes. Candied, mostly. Lemon, apple and some peach. Some Turkish Delight as well. Somewhat candy-like, which the nose did not announce and makes it a lot sweeter than expected. Pear? Red berries? A lovely touch of woodsmoke, lots of ginger and liquorice and a surprisingly pinch of salt. This is very pleasant.
The finish is very long and leaves no doubt that this was a bourbon cask. The tannins – which luckily do not make it too bitter – leave your mouth dry.
A veritable autumn whisky, which is perfectly timed. Congratulations, peeps, lovely cask selection! The bottle will be sold this weekend at 65 EUR, so head on over there if you do not want to miss out. Big thanks to Jürgen for the sample.