Deeside Distillery

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Deeside Brewery was founded in Banchory in 2012 by Michael Bain. With the experience gained and success of the brewery, the team built an extension in 2017 to house their new experimental distillery – Deeside Distillery, which is thought to be the first new whisky distillery in the Royal Deeside area for almost 200 years. Deeside Distillery contract distil for other Scottish Gin makers and they produce their own range of Still River gins.

With the aim of producing original and innovative spirits led by head distiller Liam Pennycook, the distillery produces its own base spirit for various drinks, placing it alongside only a handful of other Scottish distilleries who use this approach of creating their base spirit from scratch. In 2018, Deeside Distillery created the world’s strongest gin with a 77% ABV strength – Naked Gin ‘Uncut’. There are also plans to open a new brewery and distillery with a tap room and visitor centre.

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Still River Naked Gin

Naked Gin is the signature gin from Still River. A juniper focused gin that delivers plenty of flavour and depth including citrus notes.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Pink Grapefruit, Coriander, Cassia Bark
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A wedge of pink grapefruit or lime, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Deeside Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Still River Dee Gin

The Dee Gin was created to help the River Dee Trust, a trust which works to protect the ecology and fish stocks in the river and also undertakes practical improvements and restoration work of the River Dee, which flows through Royal Deeside. Proceeds from the gin are donated to the trust to help ensure the river and its wildlife can be enjoyed and maintained for future generations.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Nutmeg, Cassia Bark, Lime Peel
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A slice of green apple, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Deeside Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Still River Rhubarb Old Tom Gin

Rhubarb Old Tom Gin is a sweet gin that uses rhubarb as the key botanical. The Old Tom name hails from a recipe popular in 18th-century England, a gin that is slightly sweeter than London Dry, but slightly drier than the Dutch Jenever.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Rhubarb, Lime Peel
Gin Style: Old Tom
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: Fresh raspberries, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Deeside Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Still River Naked Gin Uncut

In March 2018 this was launched as the world’s strongest commercially available gin. With a strong juniper flavour and sweet spicy notes, this gin can be enjoyed either neat, over ice or with a tonic. Bottled at 77% ABV with an initial run of 101 bottles, it’s advised to enjoy this gin sensibly.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Citrus Peel, Coriander Seed
Gin Style: London Dry, Navy Strength
Strength: 77% vol
Goes great with: A slice of lemon peel, neat over ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Deeside Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Distillery

DEESIDE DISTILLERY

The Deeside Distillery sits on the outskirts of Banchory in Royal Deeside Aberdeenshire and resides in some repurposed agricultural buildings, which also house the Deeside Brewery. The distillery make their own neutral grain spirit that forms the base of their gin expressions. Led by Head Distiller Liam Pennycook, the distillery has created some innovative products including Eau de Vie, Rum, Vodka and soon to be Whisky. They have plans to release a variety of new spirits along with building a new brewery and visitor centre for their range of award-winning beers, ales and spirits. The distillery houses a variety of still types including an Adolf Adrian bespoke still. All products are distilled, bottled and filled on site.

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Address

The Steading, Lochton of Leys, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QB - View on Google Maps
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