On the banks of the River Teith lies the Deanston distillery, to the north of Stirling. It previously operated as a cotton mill, and was once home to Europe’s largest waterwheel, but it was decided that it would be best suited as a distillery due to its close proximity to a fresh water source. Deanston is one of the leading ‘green’ distilleries, as it is self sufficient and produces certified organic spirit. Most of the whisky from this distillery is used in blends but around 15% goes into its own official bottlings.
This 2008 vintage single malt from Deanston in the Scottish Highlands has spent eight years in traditional oak whisky casks before being transferred to a selection of French brandy butts for two more years, giving a rich dram full of spiced fruit and honey flavours.