On the banks of the River Teith, near Stirling, Scotland, sits an old cotton mill. This mill has always been at the very heart of Deanston. As the mill flourished, so did the village. For 200 years the mill provided work for the community. Changing times and economic pressures resulted in the closure of the cotton mill in 1965 but was it deemed to be the perfect place to make whisky.
When the new distillery formally opened in January 1967 a new craft was born. Three floors were removed to accommodate four copper stills and a mash tun. The even temperature in the former weaving shed was selected as the ideal resting place for the whisky to mature.
The fresh clear waters of the river Teith provided an abundance of water with a spicy quality. This gives the whisky an unique subtle flavour. The fast flowing river also provides hydro electricity to the distillery, making it the only distillery in Scotland to be self sufficient in power.
50ml, 46.3% abv, Scotland, HighlandOfficial distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
700ml, 46.3%, Scotland, HighlandIndulge your traditional side with this seductive single malt. Main maturation in 1st fill American Oak ex-Bourbon casks and finished in virgin American oak casks, its delicate taste of sweet, honeyed fruit and gentle warmth will bewitch you. Not even a hint of smoke. Smooth, easy and an absolute delight. The new 12 year old, has been bottled at a slightly higher 46.3 abv, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and so retaining more of its original flavour. "Spectacularly unique"
700 ml, 46.3% abv, Scotland (Highland)Virgin Oak is the latest addition to the Deanston range. It is a Highland single malt produced from unpeated barley. This new expression is un-chill filtered, 46.3% abv, no added color and finished in Virgin oak casks, the way whisky would have been produced at the hands of crafstmen many years ago. First matured in ex-bourbon casks,from a family run cooperage in Kentucky, giving the liquid a wonderful zesty character. It is then finished in new oak barrels, which add subtle spiced aromas to the whisky.
700ml, 46.3%, Scotland, HighlandA limited edition release from the Deanston range, this 15 year old Organic has been certified by the Organic Food Federation and will be a limited annual batch release going forward. Deanston Organic is a mellow, fruity single malt with sweet oak and vanilla flavours, combined with an abundance of Deanston’s signature honeyed richness.
"very clean and fresh. More apples and sugar coated wheat... This hints at the influence of honey (a core Deanston characteristic) in the mix and a slight char from the cask in the background that continues into the solid finish"
Un-chillfiltered Natural Colour