Deanston Distillery, located in a scenic corner of Scotland, is more than just a whisky distillery steeped in rich history and unique traditions.
Once a mill powered by water wheels for 118 years, it has undergone significant transformations. The turbine house contained water wheels, two of which, named Samson and Hercules, were erected in the 1850s. These wheels symbolized industrial development and technological progress, boasting a combined total of 300 horsepower.
Distinctive nuances and traditions mark the whisky production at Deanston Distillery. Barrels for whisky are left outside without fear of heavy rain. When the wood gets wet, it swells, strengthening the joints between the barrel's staves. A tour of the distillery allows visitors to learn about the grain milling process and unique fermentation for three hours and even see barrels where whisky is aged up to forty years.
The tour concludes with tasting various types and ages of Deanston whisky. Suppose you are driving and cannot participate in the tasting. In that case, you will be poured a portion to take away, ensuring you don't miss the opportunity to appreciate this distinctive Scottish whisky.