About Deanston

NOT YOUR AVERAGE TARTAN

Deanston is not your typical distillery. Built in 1785 as Adelphi Cotton Mill in the picturesque village of Deanston, our story has deep roots in the industrial history of Scotland. In 1965, after almost 200 years of trading, the cotton mill closed for good. It seemed the community’s days of trading were over.

Enter Brodie Hepburn. A true pioneer, he saw potential in the battered old cotton mill. Nestled along the banks of the River Teith, he saw water soft enough for whisky-making with the strength to power a distillery. He saw a passionate community and an honest work ethic to become true whisky makers. And so, Deanston Distillery first opened its doors in 1966.

DEANSTON'S UNIQUE, ADAPTABLE, WAXY CHARACTER LENDS ITSELF TO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CASK TYPES, MAKING IT A WHISKY MAKER'S DREAM TO WORK WITH.
Julieann Fernandez, Master Blender

THE DEANSTON DIFFERENCE

HIGHLAND DISTILLERY

HIGHLAND DISTILLERY

A former cotton mill transformed into the perfect place for making award-winning whisky.

POWERED BY THE RIVER

POWERED BY THE RIVER

We harness the power of the River Teith. It's not only our water source, but our hydro-energy source that fuels the distillery.

TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION

TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION

Our passionate community of whisky makers use traditional methods to create our uniquely waxy new make spirit.

UNIQUE CHARACTER

UNIQUE CHARACTER

Always non-chill filtered with no added colour to showcase a spirit that is brimming with flavour progression on the palette.