After one dram of Deanston 14, I was ready to throw this organic out the window with its 5⭐️ review... I waited and had three more drams over the next few days; I grew to appreciate it and be glad.
APPEARANCE: Lightest color ever had in a whisky of this age; lots of time in plain, virgin oak.
NOSE: Inhale and inhale; nothing. Let the whisky set for a few minutes and aromas fill the glass; sweet vanilla, floral and plenty of oak.
PALETTE: Holding on the tip of the tongue yields sweet spearmint - begins wonderfully, proceeds with fresh cut flowers and a trimming of oak, moves onto vanilla and cloves with more virgin oak, and finishes with a lingering, peppery burn at the back of the throat.
CONCLUSION: I prefer a whisky that has a stronger signature statement than simply hot virgin oaky organic; not memorable! Will not buy again; will not gift to a friend.
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