Malt Whisky of the month – March 2010
Deanston 12 Year Old Highland Scotch Malt Whisky 46.3% Alc/vol Unchilled Filtered
Telephone 01786 841422
Fax: 01786 841439
Burn Stewart Distillers
8 Milton Road
College Milton North
East Kilbride G74 5BU,
Telephone 01355 260 999
Fax 01355 264 355
The Deanston distillery is situated in the Highlands. It lies on the banks of the River Teith near to the town of Doune. Its buildings, designed by Richard Arkwright (who invented the Spinning Jenny), date back to 1785, when it was a working cotton mill, driven by the waters of the River Teith. In its heyday it employed 1,500 people and housed what was then the largest waterwheel in Europe.
In 1966, the buildings were converted into a distillery, partly due to the plentiful supply of water from the River Teith and the cool humid conditions of the weaving shed, perfect for the ageing of barrel’s of fine malt Whisky.
Deanston uses only unpeated Malts grown in Scotland.
Deanston belongs to a great family of Scotch Whiskies, malt and blends. these include.
Bunnahabhain, the home of the famous and fabulous Islay Single Malts
Tobermory, which also produces Ledaig, two grand malts from the Island of Mull.
Black Bottle blend which holds the Heart of Islay within.
Scottish Leader, a supreme old Scotch Blended Whisky
I now hear you asking how do we obtain a bottle or two of this 12 year old Deanston, well that is a different story, it is not readily available in your supermarkets with one exception (but I will tell you about that later).
It is easily purchased if you visit the Distillery or if you go online to the sellers like The Whisky Exchange, the 12 year old you buy from here will be the unchilled filtered bottlings.
But if you go to your local Marks and Spencers you will able to buy a Deanston labeled bottle of their 12 year old but it will be chilled filtered, the choice is yours, Unchilled filtered or not?