Deanston 12 year old
Date Tasted: June 2003 # Tasted:
Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Color: Very pale, greeny gold
Nose: Linseed oil
Body: Light, smooth, soothing
Palate: Light, very clean, lightly malty, drying in finish; also reminiscent of a lightly nutty, dry sherry
Finish: Very light with a touch of nuttiness; in character, less of a highland malt and more like a good lowlander
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Flavor: Dry, Light, Nutty ABV: 40%

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Deanston distillery is a prominent Scottish whisky distillery located in the village of Deanston, near Stirling, Scotland. Established in 1965, the distillery is renowned for its exceptional single malt whisky, which is characterized by its fruity, spicy, and nutty flavors.

The distillery is situated in a converted cotton mill, which dates back to the late 18th century. This unique location provides the distillery with a reliable source of hydroelectric power, making it one of the few distilleries in Scotland to use renewable energy sources.

Deanston distillery uses only locally sourced barley and traditional production methods to create its high-quality whisky. The distillery’s washbacks are made of Oregon pine, which gives the whisky a distinctive flavor profile. The whisky is matured in a range of casks, including ex-bourbon, sherry, and port casks, which add depth and complexity to the final product.

Visitors to the distillery can take a guided tour of the facilities, learn about the history and production process of whisky, and enjoy a tasting of some of the distillery’s finest whiskies. The distillery also offers exclusive experiences, such as a blending session and a private tour.


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