Deanston 18 year old
The Deanston 18 year old is a perfectly aged Deanston with everything expected of the distillery. Plenty of sweet nature with Maltese chocolate and almost toffee on the nose. The Palate on the other hand offers up a more served and subtle taste less excited than the nose there is still lots of sweet sherry tastes and ample tannin. As with most whiskies the finish can be a slightly hot and spicy this is not unwelcome and the spice is really more of a Ginger.
Deanston distillery is a relatively new distillery. It was founded in 1965 on the site of a converted cotton mill. The first whisky produced at this distillery was released in 1971 under the name 'Old Bannockburn'. It wasn't until the mid-seventies that the whisky became available under the name Deanston while under the ownership of Invergordon distilleries. In 1982 the distillery closed and remained so until 1990 when Burn Stewart and Co Plc acquired the distillery. The vast majority of the whisky produced at the Deaston distillery ends in blends like Scottish Leader and Black Bottle (according to the Malt Whisky Yearbook). This distillery produces 3 million liters of spirit every year. They are the only 'green' distillery in Scotland, they generate their own electricity.