Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This morning, I visited Deanston Distillery on the banks of the River Teith at Doune in Perthshire,central Scotland.

Summary facts and information:

  • South African owned and within same corporate group at Tobermory ( Mull) and Bunnahabhain ( Islay).
  • Founded 1966 on a former cotton mill site which dates back to 1783.
  • Produces 3,000 litres per annum and thus a mid-ranking distillery.
  • Malt is non-peated and matured in, predominantly, ex-bourbon casks.
  • Main single malt product is  12 year old. Most of output is used in blends.
  • Four stills.

I joined an informative tour and leaned about the entire whisky making process at Deanston starting with malting and mashing then moving through to fermentation, distillation and maturation.

Interestingly, Deanston has its own hydro scheme for generating electricity with surpluses sold to Britain’s National Grid.

Deanston Distillery, Doune, Scotland

Porteus Mill at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Mash Tun at Deanston Distillery, Doune, Scotland

Fermentation in washbacks at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

 Video clip showing distillation process.

Distillation at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Cask signed by cast of ‘The Angels’ Share’ film 2012 at Deanston Distillery

Whisky Casks at Deanston Distillery, Doune, Scotland

Warehouse at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

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