About Deanston 18 Year Old Bourbon Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deanston Single Malt Whisky is made using Scottish-grown barley that is grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. After the barley is mashed and fermented in an 11-ton open-topped mash tun — the only one of its kind in Scotland — it is twice distilled through Deanston's copper pot stills. The stills are equipped with a sloping lyne arm and boiler ball, which helps ensure a lighter and smoother Whisky.
Following distillation, Deanston 18 Year Old Bourbon Cask Finish Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged for nearly two decades in the cellars of the former cotton mill. The cellars maintain a constant temperature and humidity, causing Whisky expert Jim Murray to remark that “Deanston is a cathedral to Whisky maturation. In fact, with its gloriously vaulted ceiling, you would swear you were in a crypt.” After its initial beautyrest, the Whisky is finished in first-fill bourbon casks sourced from the United States, which contribute notes of charred wood and honey to the Whisky.
Deanston 18 Year Old Bourbon Cask Finish Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an alluring aroma of clover, toffee and caramel, which leads to a palate filled with notes of cherry, raisins, dark chocolate and saltwater taffy. The finish, smooth and complex, is complete with hints of butterscotch, oak, malt cereal and blackberry.
This fantastic Whisky, which won Gold at the 2015 Scotch Whisky Masters, is sure to become a hit.
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In 1785, Sir Richard Arkwright designed and helped construct a cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith. The mill, which was situated just outside Edinburgh, operated for nearly two centuries and employed as many as 1,500 works in the 19th century. In 1965, however, as demand for Scottish cotton fell, the mill was forced to close its doors.
The same year, James Finlay, Brodie Hepburn and A.B. Grant (collectively known as the Deanston Distillers) purchased the Deanston Mill and began converting it into a distillery. The mill was ideally suited to produce and age whisky — it was already situated along one of the purest water sources in all of Scotland and the mill's storage cellars, originally designed to store cotton, were perfect for housing maturing casks of whisky. The refurbishment took nearly a year and cost over £300,000, but on October 17, 1966, the Deanston Distillers opened the doors to Deanston Distillery for the first time.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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