Deanston Distillery, Doune, Scotland.

This evening I am reporting on Deanston Distillery which is located on the banks of the River Teith at Doune in Perthshire, central Scotland.

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Summary facts and information:

  • South African owned and within same corporate group at Tobermory Distillery (Isle of Mull) and Bunnahabhain Distillery (Islay).
  • Founded 1966 on site of 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.
  • Most of output is used in blends. Principal single malts are: 12 year-old, Virgin Oak, 37 year-old and Fill-Your-Own (at distillery).
  • Four stills.

Whisky tasting at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Whisky cask signed by cast of Angels’ Share film, 2012.

Maturing Whisky Casks at Deanston Distillery

Stills at Deanston Distillery, Scotland.

Mash Tun at Deanston Distillery

Video clip of whisky stills at work at Deanston Distillery.

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

Tours and tastings are available. There is also a restaurant on site.

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