Deanston Distillery

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Pronunciation ’deanston Pronunciation
Region Highlands
Distiller Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd.
Owner Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd. (CL World Brands Ltd.)
Address Deanston
near Doune
FK16 6AG
Telephone +44 (0)1786 84 14 22
LatLong 56° 11’ 25.0” N   04° 04’ 18.8” W
Altitude 30 m
Grid Reference NN715016
Open to public Open to public by appointment only
Housed in an cotton mill, designed in 1785 by Richard Arkwright, which was extended in 1836

Converted from a cotton-mill by the Deanston Distillery Co. Ltd., subsidiary of James Finlay & Co. Ltd. This mill was built in 1784 or 1785 and designed by Richard Arkwright, the inventor of the "Spinning Jenny" and one of the fathers of the Industrial Revolution. In the early 1960s the mill was closed and converted into a distillery in 1965-1966, inspired by Brodie Hepburn, a well-known figure in the industry. Three very solid floors had to be removed to install four stills. The buildings were designed to maintain a constant temperature and humidity, so ideal for maturing whisky. The power source of the mill, the River Teith, is in use as water supply (Brodie Hepburn Ltd. mentioned as well that built together with James Finlay & Co. Ltd. the distillery)
Production starts
Flourishing times
The first single malt, named Old Bannockburn, is being released
Sold to Invergordon Distillers (Holdings) Ltd.. Four stills, dark-grains plant
The first single malt, named Deanston, is being produced
Distillery closes while owned by Invergordon Distillers (Holdings) Ltd.
Sold for £2.1 million to and reopened by Burn Stewart & Co. plc, from Glasgow, by Invergordon Distillers (1991 mentioned as well)
Production resumes
C.L. Financial buys 18% of the stakes of Burn Stewart & Co. plc
C.L. Financial buys the remainder of the stakes of Burn Stewart & Co. plc

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production, cooling and for turbines from River Teith (water from the upper course to ensure purity), also water for turbines from upper course to let the water run through the turbines with more force
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
15% for single malt, rest for blnding (Scottish Leader, Black Pince, Wallace Liqueur)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 8 made of stainless steel
  Washback Charge
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers condensers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks bourbon, sherry, refill
  Vatting and Bottling Location

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