1 of only 231 bottles / Cask# 7402 / 1st Fill bourbon barrel
Fully matured in a first fill bourbon barrel, displaying a moderate bead and the colour of barley. The nose is bright with lime leaf, Creamola foam, Jelly Tots, lavender, apple jacks and crème caramel. The palate is laden with more citrus in the form of lime marmalade and waxy bitter orange before moving into cocoa powder, strawberry milkshake, white pepper and cardamom. A medium finish for this enticing Highlander.
Deanston is housed in a former cotton mill in the central Highlands that dates back to the late eighteenth century. The buildings were converted into a distillery in 1966, partly due to the plentiful supply of water from the river and the cool humid conditions of the weaving shed perfect for ageing fine malt whisky. It was acquired by Invergordon in 1972 but ceased production in 1982 and was mothballed until 1990. Deanston is now operated by Distell. Deanston’s style is one of purity emanating from the river on whose banks the distillery lies. Analysis of the Teith’s soft waters found it was perfect for malt production. It flows from feeder streams high in the Trossachs, through granite and peat beds, and is considered one of the purest rivers in Scotland. Deanston uses only unpeated Malts from Angus, East, Lothian, and Moray, to produce a light, nutty, malty, and restorative style of whisky.