Deanston 15 YO Organic Whisky
Deanston 15 YO Organic Whisky, 46.3 %
Today I am taking a closer look at whisky from Deanston Distillery. We have not really seen that many products from this Highland distillery before. Deanston started off as a Cotton Mill in 1785, and was converted into a distillery in 1966.
The Deanston 15 YO Organic Whisky is certified organic by the Organic Food Federation. Here are the official details from the distillery:
To achieve certified organic status we have to start in the field with organic barley, from approved local farmers. We then insist that the full production process, from malting to final distillate, is fully organic compliant, which involves batch production, rigorous clean downs and exclusive use of casks that have been scraped and re-charred, ensuring the whisky is never in contact with non-organic ingredients. Our Organic New Make Spirit is then matured within our vaulted warehouse before being finished in Organic Virgin Oak casks, for an incredibly crisp, soft and sweet malt.
Nose: Sweet, fresh and fruity. Softly floral with hints of oak and vanilla.
Taste: Medium body. Again fresh and fruity. It feels rich. White pepper, vanilla, malt, honey and toasted oak make up main character.
Finish: Medium to long finish. Very nice spiciness. Fizzy, creamy and malty. Honey, caramel, vanilla and milk chocolate make up a sweet finish to this very nicely balanced dram.
Comment: A real treat.