Monday, 8 June 2009

Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Founded as a distillery in 1965-66 by the Deanston Distillery Co Ltd,
Location Highland Region Midlands district Dourne
Water source River Teith

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.

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.

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