Regular price £82.00
Deanston 9 year old - Permutations Series Fib Whisky
This absolutely delightful Highland single malt Scotch whisky was released by FIB as a part of their Permutations Series. Bottled at natural cask strength and with no artificial colour and chill filtration, the result is full bodied, devilishly tasty whisky that will satisfy even the most sophisticated palate.
- Series 1: Permutations
- Original Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel
- Finishing Cask Type: 1st Fill PX Brandy
- Bottled: 10.12.2013
- Finish Dates: 11.08.22 - 24.01.23
- Aged 9 Years
- Bottled at Cask Strength 53.7%
- No of Bottles: 86
Fib Tasting notes: Expect a brown sugar and dark morello cherry start to the palate. There is dark chocolate, less dry fruits than one might usually expect, and a juicy centre. This is absolutely the sort of sherry bomb we love. There are some dark brown sugars, but nothing raw, and a hint of vinous dark sherries to surround the palate. The finish is long and sweet, dominated by slightly macerated dark cherries
Proud Fifeans, the founders of this independent bottling company picked a name that would evoke tradition and local roots. The name Fib was chosen after one of the sons of mythological Pictish king Cruithne who gave the kingdom of Fife to his son Fib.
Fib whisky emphasises transparency and bottles its whiskies at natural cask strength without adding artificial colouring nor using chill-filtration.
Deanston distillery is a relatively new distillery. It was founded in 1965 on the site of a converted cotton mill. When the mill was in operation, it was one of the largest cotton mills in Europe. The cotton processed at that mill was sourced from India when it formed part of the British Empire.
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 until 1990 when Burn Stewart and Co acquired it. The latter's parent company went bust in 2009 and this distillery was acquired by South African company Distell Group Limited. This distillery lays claim to being the most environmentally friendly distillery in Scotland. Its massive water wheel produces enough electricity to supply the facilities and to sell to the national grid.
The style of whisky produced at Deanston is achieved by using a very long fermentation period (between 50 and over 90 hours) and slow distillation. This results in a waxy palate loved by many whisky enthusiasts.