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Deanston, Bunnahabhain and Tobermory


Published on: 21/12/19 by Justine

The teams from Deanston, Bunnahabhain and Tobermory distilleries will return to Cupar for 2020’s Fife Whisky Festival and we’re delighted that this trio will be making it a treble!

Deanston Fife Whisky Festival

The South African drinks company owns three distilleries here in Scotland: Deanston, Bunnahabhain and Tobermory.

Deanston started life as a cotton mill but was converted to a distillery in 1965 with the first spirit running off the stills four years later. The whisky was originally bottled as Old Bannockburn, then later as Deanston Mill and now, of course, simply Deanston.

Distell Fife Whisky Festival

The range is all naturally coloured and unchillfiltered. The core range – Virgin Oak and 12 Year Old – are bottled at an unusual, but welcome, 46.3% abv. In addition, there have also been limited editions, such as the 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured, which have been bottled at a much higher strength.

Recently, the distillery launched The Union; a community for members to enjoy exclusive access to the distillery as well as new releases with a 2004 PX Finish as the first bottling.

The group’s other distilleries, Bunnhabhain and Tobermory, have or are in the process of benefiting from significant investment. Investing over £10 million in Bunnahabhain on Islay, the distillery will have a new visitor centre as well as an upgrade to the distillery itself. Tobermory, on the island of Mull, which also produces the peated Ledaig whisky during six months of the year, has also received significant investment for its visitor centre as well as upgrades to the distillery.

Distell Fife Whisky Festival

We’re delighted to welcome the Distell team back to the Fife Whisky Festival in 2020. As well as Stephen and Peter, we’re looking forward to welcoming back Scott Grierson who has recently joined the Distell team as their Key Account Manager. So that makes yet another great trio – three is the magic number!

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