Usually associated with American Whiskey, this Deanston Virgin Oak breaks away from the traditional Scotch method of maturing and finishing the liquid in previously used casks. Deanston Virgin Oak is aged in 100% American Oak casks before being transferred to brand new, straight from the cooperage ‘Virgin Oak’ casks to finish for the last 9-12 months. The casks are sourced from Glaswegian, family run Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, Louisville who heavily char the casks before sending them to the maturation halls in Deanston Distillery. The result of this finish is a spicier, sweeter dram, with unexpected maturity for a younger whisky.
Nose - Heady virgin oak, bursting with lemon zest and sweet barley sugar, with delicious notes of apple and nutmeg.
Palate - A delightful sweetness, evoking memories of candied fruits and vanilla toffee, balanced with heather honey.
Finish - A satisfying light spice, with a rewarding burst of honeyed malt and sweet oakiness.