The Deanston Marsala Cask Finish 15 Year Old is a complex, sweet and spicy dram that has spent almost 14 years maturing in ex whisky re-fill casks before being transferred to Marsala wine casks in 2016. With a limited bottling of 1308, this is a dram to be savoured!
Crafted by hand, this latest Limited Edition was distilled and filled into Whisky Re-Fill casks in 2002. Following almost 14 years of maturation, our Senior Blender, Dr Kirstie McCallum identified it as having the ideal flavour profile to combine with Marsala. In 2016 it was transferred to a Marsala cask, before being returned to the warehouse for the last year. The result is this deliciously complex dram with an abundance of spice, delectable vanilla and honey flavours.
Tasting Notes for Deanston Marsala Cask Finish 15 Year Old 55.2%
COLOUR – Deep amber gold.
NOSE – Notes of honey and candied fruits, vanilla fudge and rich oak with hints of ginger and clove.
PALATE – Deanston heather honey balanced with hints of sweet Marsala, with creamy berries, soft caramel, vanilla rich oak, citrus and subtle spice.
FINISH – Long and lingering with sweet fruity finish with a lingering touch of spice.
Our home is far from the quaint Highland distilleries that may come to mind when you think about whisky in Scotland. Formerly a bustling cotton mill that in its heyday employed 1500 people, the building and community of Deanston were facing uncertainty when it closed for good in 1965… enter our founder; Brodie Hepburn.
We source only the finest Scottish Barley, close in proximity to our distillery, in partnership with local farmers. It’s not the norm to only use Scottish barley, but it’s important to us. We use traditional, hands-on methods and fermentation that takes far longer, because it’s the right thing to do, transforming the grain into the waxy, soft, smooth highland single malt we’re known for.
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