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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Highland Distillery Information

Founded as a distillery in 1965-66 by the Deanston Distillery Co Ltd,

Location Highland Region Midlands district Dourne

Water source River Teith

 

Deanston Distilling Equipment

Open cast iron mash tun

8 stainless steel washbacks.

4 pot stills narrow necks with Boil balls, Lyne arms slope slightly upwards

Matured in American oak bourbon casks Also some sherry butts.

Deanston Distillery, Near Doune,

Perthshire

FK16 6AG

Tel: +44 (0)1786 841422

Deanston is open 7 days a week all year, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Tours are on the hour every hour, starting at 10.00am and the final tour being at 4.00pm. For more information on Deanston tours contact us or call 01786 843 010

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Deanston

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Style Tasting Notes

 

Nose: Light and fresh, grassy, linseed oil.

 

Palate: Light and delicate. Soft fruit, traces of honey, slightly nutty.

 

Finish: Very light.

Deanston Malt Whisky Distillery History

Just outside the town of Doune in Perthshire the Deanston Distillery is located on the banks of the River Teith, which rises in the nearby mountains of the Trossachs. This is the historic centre of Scotland, close to Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and Bannockburn.

 

The buildings originally date back to 1785 and were designed by Richard Arkwright, the inventor of the spinning frame. The buildings originally operated as a cotton mill. The Vaulted warehouse was the weaving shed,

 

During 1965-66 the cotton mill was converted, to a distillery by the Deanston Distillery Co Ltd, This included taking out four internal floors to accommodate the stills and other equipment.

 

The distillery takes advantage of the same requirement for an abundant supply of water and for a controlled temperature and humidity in its storage cellar as used in the manufacture of cotton.

 

In 1972 the distillery was purchased by Invergordon Distillers and prospered during the 1970s boom, producing a blend and a malt called "Old Bannockburn" The distillery closed during 1982 at the time of the great whisky lake.

 

Burn Stewart Distillers purchased Deanston in 1990 and have won export achievement and company-turnaround awards. For their efforts an interesting feature is the use of water-powered turbines as the energy source, something that was a familiar sight to those working Scotland’s distilleries a century ago.

 

The Deanston distillery has two pairs of stills with quite narrow necks with ball-shaped bulges, the Lyne arms slope slightly upwards and are arranged to encourage a reflux action to deliver a purer lighter spirit.

 

The enclosed, riverside warehouse’s, including one that lies beneath a garden, gives excellent conditions for ageing malt whisky.

 

Home to the Deanston 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Scottish Leader Blended Whisky, the offices of the distillery were upgraded substantially in 2006; firstly to turn it into the “Spiritual” home of Scottish Leader and secondly to improve significantly the hospitality and presentation facilities available within it

 

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings

Deanston 12 year old Un-Chill Filtered 46.3%

Deanston Festival Edition

Deanston Spanish Oak

Deanston Toasted Oak

Deanston Virgin Oak

Deanston 1974

 

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings

Deanston   6  year old

Deanston 12 year old 40%

Deanston 17 Year Old

Deanston 1967

 

 

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings

Lombard.

Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

 

Deanston Scotch whisky 12 year old 46.3% 70cl Unchill filtered

Tasting Notes review

 

Breathe deep into the fresh floral, citrus fruit aroma, laden with a honeycomb maltiness.

 

Delve into layers of barley sugar,  creamy toffee and orange with hints of ginger.

 

Enjoy the long, balanced finale as spiced honey flavours dance on the tongue.

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