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Deanston Virgin Oak was simple and fresh dram. Made with young whisky, finished in new oak casks from Kentucky. The young age doesn't show too much. At least not in a bad way.
I actually was a bit skeptic about Deanston Virgin Oak. Fearing that the palate is too young and fruity for me. Fortunately I was wrong. Deanston Virgin Oak is a nice example freshness in balance.
It is young but it isn't too stingy, it's fresh! Even the nose keeps the freshness cool, without making it too crispy. Strong scent of barley really helps there.
Deanston Virgin Oak is like Lolita. The 1997 version directed by Adrian Lyne, because Jeremy Irons has a good whisky tone in his voice. The new version is just as good as Kubrick's. It demonstrates that young version can be good. Like Deanston Virgin Oak.
Nose: Very tenderly but freshly fruity, citrus fruits start the show. Then barley starts to dominate nicely. Hints of honey.
Palate: Sweet and creamy toffee tastes very fresh, might have some vanilla. Tingling oak feels very dry at the back of your throat.
Finish: Bit sweet but mostly dry oak continues to linger. Mildly spicy.
Overall: Very simple but nice dram. New oak is in good balance.