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Vist Deanston Distillery near Doune
Deanston Distillery, one of Scotland's best distilleries
Deanston Distillery is a former cotton mill dating back to 1785
Take the standard guided tour of the Deanston Distillery in Doune
A tasting of three of our whiskies straight from the cask in Warehouse 4
Our whisky is twice distilled- first, in a wash still and then in a spirit still
Whisky maturing in the cool weaving shed of the original mill

Deanston Distillery is situated in Perthshire just outside the village of Doune and was originally a cotton mill that has been converted into a Whisky Distillery. Opened in 1965, Deanston Distillery started with its first production in 1966. This makes the distillery one of the youngest in Scotland. Deanston Distillery produces its own energy by using turbines at a dam in River Teith a few miles from the distillery. The water used for the whisky is also from the River Teith.

Every drop of Deanston Single Malt is a marriage of the finest Scottish ingredients and the skill of our craft to create the wonderful, fresh honeyed sweetness that is unmistakably ours. Everything we are goes into everything we make. All our whiskies are unchill-filtered which means that nothing is added, bar time and dedication. What you taste is whisky the way nature intended and we would not have it any other way.

The most popular whiskies are Deanston Whisky 12 year old and Deanston Virgin Oak. The 12 year old whisky is round and sweet, fruity with flavours of citrus, sour apples as well as toffee, vanilla and honey.

Deanston distillery have recently opened and new Cafe, "The Coffee Bothy" with a good range of coffee and snacks and also have a great range of interesting tours on offer to visitors which they recommend are pre-booked to avoid dissapointment.

Deanston distillery can be reached easily as it is only a few miles west of Stirling in the village of Doune. Tours can be pre-booked by using the contact form or by phone.

Distilley Tours

  • The Deanston Tour - £9.00 Tour of The Distillery plus a dram of Deanston 12 year old - Duration 50 minutes
  • The Deanston Classic Tour - £12.00 Tour of the Distillery plus a dram of Deanston Vintage Oak - Duration 50 minutes
  • Deanston Tasting Room Tour - £20.00 Deanston Tasting Room Experience finishing with 3 drams of Deanston Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Duration 60 minutes
  • Deanston Heritage Tour - £35.00 Tour of Deanston Village, including a visit to the distillery’s water source and the Deanston Tasting Room Experience finishing with 3 drams of Deanston whisky - Duration 75 mins
  • Deanston Whisky and Chocolate Tours - £25 Guided tour of the distillery including 4 whisky tastings and 4 chocolates (includes 1 distillery exclusive!) - Duration 90 minutes

All Deanston Distillery Tours include a £5 voucher for use when you purchase any 70cl bottle of Deanston Single Malt from the Distillery Shop. Tours run throughout the year and are great days out for groups or as gifts for family and friends. Use the form here to book your tour and come and see how we make our whisky.

Disabled Parking is located at the front of the Distillery Visitor Centre and guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at the distillery.

Distillery Key Facts

    A unique history
  • Deanston 1st opened its doors in 1785, not as a distillery, but as a cotton mill
  • Deanston is an artisan whisky
  • No modern technology is used in the making of our Single Malts with each bottle crafted by hand

  •  The perfect Scottish mix
  • All ingredients are Scottish sourced and slowly milled in the malted barley in a 4 roller Porteus press
  •  Laid to mature in the weaving shed
  • For at least 10 years, Deanston matures in Kentucky oak barrels
  • This produces a unique and wonderful, fresh honeyed sweetness whisky

Opening Times:

  • The Distillery Visitor Centre
    10am until 5pm
    Monday - Sunday
  • The Coffee Bothy
    10am until 4.30pm
    Monday - Sunday
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Contact Deanston to book a tour

Phone Deanston on 01786 843010


Sat Nav Co-ordinates

56°01'36N 4°35'19W