Deanston Distillery was established in
1965-66. It occupies facilities, however, that date back to
1785 which were utilized as textile mills until the early
1960s. It is located about two miles from the town of Doune,
home of the Doune Castle ruins which is where the film "Monty
Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed. The conversion of "Deanston
Mill" to a whisky distillery was a practical decision. The
original facilities were designed by Richard Arkwright (1732-92),
inventor of the "Spinning Jenny" and who was recognized as
one of the "Fathers of the Industrial Revolution." Its "natural
air conditioning" and excellent water supply from the Teith
River, upon who's South banks it resides, is a perfect setting
for the production of excellent whisky. Only unpeated malt
is used in the production of Deanston single malt. Any peat
that the palate might detect will come from the water supply
that contains all of the necessary peat needed according to
12 year old
cereal notes. Slight sweetness.
||Medium and smooth.
malt, cereals and hint of sherry.
||Medium in length
with a hint of sweetness.