Deanston 12 year old Un-chillfiltered Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Not chill-filtering and bottling at a higher proof has improved the whisky, amplifying the whisky’s subtle flavors. Antique gold color. The flavors are bright and fresh, with notes of citrus, pineapple, lemongrass, and subtle ginger, all on a bed of clean honeyed malt, light toffee and soft vanilla. Gentle, easy-going finish. A pleasant “any time of the day” dram.
Deanston Distillery lies in the heart of central Scotland in an area with a temperate climate. The area rests in proximity to Sterling Castle, where many battles for Scottish independence were fought. The Deanston name originated from the town of Dean in the fifteen hundreds and is the only hydro-powered distillery in Scotland. The new Deanston 12 year is one of only six Perthshire Highland single malts produced from unpeated Scottish malted barley. This is new expression is un-chill filtered, retaining all of its natural flavor and deep character. When water is added a heavenly clouding occurs and this is exactly as it should be, crafted by nature and nurtured by time. Ian MacMillan, Master Distiller, continues to focus on the traditional methods of distilling malt whisky. These methods include: Carefully selected natural ingredients, 100% unpeated Scottish barley, brewers and distillers yeast and pure crystal water from the river Teith. American Charred bourbon cask produces a clean spirit that can be truly appreciated from the nose to the finish. Finished the last four weeks in the new Oloroso cherry cask.