Distillation Vat

Deanston Whisky Distillery

It all began 1785 with the opening of the Deanston Cotton Mill - that would one day become home to the fine single malt.

The demand for cotton was to diminish and the 1920s the mill reduced its workforce from 1,500 to only 500 and eventually closed its doors on April 2 1965. The mill’s location on the banks of the River Teith made it the ideal home for a distillery and it January 1967 a new craft was born. 

Just across the bridge from Doune, just off the busy A84 is the charming  Deanston Distillery home to the Deanston 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Scottish Leader Blended Whisky.

Deanston Distillery is open to the public, with its whisky tours.

  • Water
  • Milling
  • Mashing
  • Fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Maturation

It will be at least ten years until you sip the first glorious taste of the wonderful malt.

A maximum group size of six ensures an intimate ‘up close and personal’ tour of this fantastic historic building with plenty of time to ask the knowledgeable guide about the whisky-making process. No one step of the lengthy process is automated. Carefully crafted machines are monitored and adjusted by experts, a fascinating process to observe.


Owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, Deanston has impressive green credentials. Using barley grown in specially selected sites, free from pesticides and chemicals, Deanston produces an award-winning range of organic whiskies. In addition, Deanston is the only distillery in Scotland to be self-sufficient in electricity.

For tour times, prices and availability please call Ann Shackell on 01786 841 422 or email or visit the Website.

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Glengoyne Whisky Distillery

Why not have a day out and visit the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to explore how they make their whisky as well as enjoying the picturesque surroundings?

The Distillery - situated near Loch Lomond close to Glasgow - is open all year round for Tours, Masterclasses, Whisky Tastings, Meetings and Private Dining. You can still buy a wide range of products including Special Bottlings, Personalised Bottles and Collectables from the Online Whisky shop.

This is a great way to discover how Glengoyne Single Malt Whisky is produced in the beautiful surroundings of the distillery. Glengoyne single highland malt Scotch whisky is available in a number of different expressions to cater for different tastes.

Stirling Spirit Co

Stocking Stirling’s largest selection
of Scotch Whiskies, Gins, Vodka and
liquors  companied by a selection,
cognac, beers plus much more.

Open Daily - Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm

What they have on offer…..

  • Daily in-store Whisky Tastings
  • Bespoke Private and corporate tastings
  • Whisky investment advice and valuations
  • Monthly Whisky Club
  • Monthly Gin Club
  • Annual Whisky and Gin Festival

Bridge of Allan Brewery & Visitor Centre

Go behind the scenes of a working micro-brewery and meet the brewer. Learn about the ingredients that go into a pint of award-winning real ale and how it is made. End with a foaming glass of Stirling Brig or Bannockburn Ale.

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Last updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:11 PM