Deanston 12yr Oloroso Cask Matured Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Deanston 12yr Oloroso Cask Matured Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2008

Item # 45470 750mL
$129.96/ Single Bottle
$779.76/ Case of 6
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52.70%
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Tasting Notes

We may be going out on a limb, but the annual limited releases from this distillery and its fellow stable mates of Tobermory, Ledaig and Bunnahabhain are some of the best Scotch Whiskies coming out these days. This one-off vintage release was drawn exclusively from spirit distilled in 2008 and aged for twelve years in first fill Oloroso Sherry Casks. The flavors are explosive with candied walnuts, preserved black cherries, treacle, allspice, toffee and deep seasoned oak. Bottled at cask strength with zero coloring or additives. Spectacular.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Oloroso

This style of Sherry is dark, rich, full-bodied and complex. Oloroso Sherries mature in cask for up to 25 years with no flor whatsoever, and are thus directly exposed to oxygen over a long period of time. This oxidation gives Oloroso its dark color and powerful aroma, and makes it the perfect accompaniment to hearty stews or meat dishes (if not on its own as a digestif). Olorosos are generally...

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Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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