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Deanston launches organic 15YO single malt

Deanston Distillery in Doune, Perthshire has released its first organic single malt whisky- Deanston Organic 15 Year Old.

Certified Organic by the Organic Food Federation, this malt whisky has been handmade by a small team of local craftsman using Scottish ingredients and traditional distilling techniques.

Hand-filled into new oak barrels and left undisturbed for 15 years in the distillery’s vaulted warehouse, Deanston Organic is a mellow, fruity single malt with sweet oak and vanilla flavours, combined with an abundance of Deanston’s signature honeyed richness.

A limited annual batch release, the 15 Year Old is being made available in Germany and through global travel retail.

Alison Gibb, global marketing manager - malts portfolio at brand owner Distell, says: “This is an exciting milestone for Deanston and we are proud to be offering a new and alternative offering, made using the distillery’s traditional techniques.

“We have taken the finest Scottish ingredients including rich, local organic barley and the soft water from the River Teith and combined it with the knowledge of our skilled craftsmen, to produce this stunning but simple organic single malt. Un-chill filtered, Deanston Organic has a natural colour and deep character, leaving a sublime taste on the palette.” 

Deanston Organic 15 Year Old has an RRP of £80.

Distell is Africa’s leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders, scotch whisky and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) with a portfolio of close on 100 brands. Distell owns three single malt whisky distilleries: Deanston in Doune, Perthshire; Bunnahabhain on the Isle of Islay and Tobermory based on the Isle of Mull. In Scotland, the company’s operations are based in East Kilbride where it has a bottling hall, with blending and warehousing facilities at Airdrie, both near Glasgow.

18 March 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor