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Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre

Deanston Distillery Near Doune, Stirling FK16 6AG, Scotland
+44 1786 843010
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Deanston Distillery is located 8 miles north of Stirling on the A84 near Doune, at the gateway to the dramatic Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. No ordinary 'run of the mill' whisky tour, we are just 45 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Visit us and experience our traditional open mash tun, gleaming copper stills and our maturation warehouse 2b. During your visit taste our distinctive single malt whisky which is fruity with a malty spiciness on the palate. Our distillery cafe, The Coffee Bothy is the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a leisurely lunch or coffee and cake. Either 'pre-tour' or 'apres-tour' make time to visit The Coffee Bothy where all our food is freshly prepared and handmade in the distillery kitchen. Our friendly and knowledgable team look forward to welcoming you to Deanston Distillery. - Free Parking - Disabled Access - Distillery Shop - Distillery CafeAdditional Information:Set in the heart of Scotland, Deanston Distillery is an ideal starting point to take in the best of what Scotland has to offer. Having visited our whisky distillery other Scottish icons nearby include castles, lochs, glens and wild animals! Doune Castle, backdrop to the Monty Python film 'Knights of the Holy Grail' is 20 minutes walking distance, Stirling Castle the favoured residence of Scotland's Kings and Queens only 8 miles away. Loch Katrine surrounded by beautiful scenery is 30 minutes by car and the Blair Drummond Safari Park just down the road. Combined with the local villages of Doune, Callander, Dunblane and the City of Stirling there is much to see and do.
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Deanston Distillery Near Doune, Stirling FK16 6AG, Scotland
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The first sight of the building was not comforting. It really looked like a deserted factory. When we entered the visitors center, a tour was about to start. Because it was already leaving we could attend and pay afterwards. Good service. The tour was educating,...More

Thank Pimmeh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff! We had several special needs people in our group, the Distillery offered an individual tour guide with accessibile route just for us! Great experience, will repeat it for sure.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there as part of a tour. I had not heard about this distillery before. The tour was very well conducted and we saw the real whisky making process. In other places they have simulations but here everything was genuine. After the tour we...More

Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Highlands and Loch Ness, we stopped here, Place started 1785 as a Cotton Mill and then mid 60's it was converted to Distillery. Nowadays Deanston is only Distillery, which self-sufficient in electricity. Little shop area, restaurant with free Wi-Fi and free...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic distillery, and wonderful staff. I took a tour a few months ago, Brian our guide was wonderful and gave a lot of insight to the process. The mash tun is quite a sight!

Thank butterstonecat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide thought we’d like to stop off here on our way north, and we’re glad we did. We had not heard of it, so We had a little tasting, bought some bottles and some souvenirs and just generally enjoyed it!

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not have the time to take in the tour (and frankly, they're all so similar anyway) so we made our way right to the tasting room. Incredibly nice, helpful staff and we enjoyed our samples a great deal.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My pulled pork burger was excellent and a huge meal in itself. Followed by a strawberry tart with cream - yummy. My husband had the haggis and cheese one, but it didn't agree with him and he had the runs later with an upset stomach.

Thank Grace M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanna say thank you. Had a nice tour with alex. He was great and very knowledgable. Interesting history about the distillery and very friendly staff. Great experience. Hope to see you once in in pitlochry. Greetings from the couple at Blair Athol Distillery. Slàinte

Thank JennyMacLean
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though we did not have time for a tour, the very helpful, knowledgeable staff provided a variety of whiskey tastings so we could select a great bottle for a gift. The shop has a nice selection of whiskeys and souvenirs.

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Luba O
25 July 2017|
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Response from Peter S | Property representative |
Hi There, We are delighted to see all ages at the Distillery. We ask for our younger visitors (under 12) that they are accompanied by an adult at all times, one adult per young person. We look forward to seeing you... More
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packardholly
3 January 2017|
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Response from steve1934 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went from Stirling took us about half an hour by bus, but from Edinburgh probably a train to Stirling around 45mins and then the bus to Deanston distillery.Hope it helps.
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alw4
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Response from Barryfitz2014 | Reviewed this property |
there are different prices starting from £9 up to £32. all three tours are the same it's just the amount of tasting at the end you want to do. 9 12 20 23 25 and 32. we took the £25 that was 4 whiskey tasting along with 4... More
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