Deanston unveils ‘oldest’ Scotch whisky to date

17th January, 2017 by Amy Hopkins

Distell has released a 40-year-old bottling of its Deanston single malt Scotch whisky – the “oldest” expression yet from the brand.

Deanston 40 Year Old is the brand’s oldest Scotch whisky to-date

Just 480 bottles of the non-chill-filtered whisky have been released at an RRP of £1,000 (US$1,237).

Available in global travel retail, Deanston 40 Year Old, which has been bottled at a cask strength of 45.6% abv, is said to have notes of “rich honey” and a “fruity finale” as the result of its maturation in ex-oloroso Sherry casks.

The expression was initially unveiled at last year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes.

In 2015, Distell-owned Burn Stewart Distillers extended Deanston’s Scotch portfolio with the addition of a 20-year-old variant, also aged in ex-oloroso Sherry casks.

Deanston is a Highland distillery based in the county of Stirlingshire. The site was a cotton mill for 180 years until it was transformed into a distillery in 1966.

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