Glen Deveron Highland Whisky Distillery
Glen Deveron single malt whisky is a product of one of Scotland’s youngest distilleries. Established in 1962 by a consortium local businessmen the Macduff Distillery is located on the eastern edge of Speyside. However their products are marketed as Highland Single Malt Whisky’s. Official bottlings of single malt whisky from Macduff distillery are called Glen Deveron.
In 1972 the Macduff distillery was taken over by William Lawsons who produce their own blended whisky of that name. By the time Lawson’s had taken over the number of stills had increased from two to four. In the early 80’s Lawson’s were taken over by the Martini-Rossi Group and later in turn they were taken over by Bacardi. At this time another still was added and the distillery now operates with 5 stills which is unusual as most Scottish Distilleries have an even number.
Day to day running at Macduff is now controlled by Dewar’s also part of the Bacardi Empire. This distillery has experimented over the years being the first to use a metal mash-tun and steam heating. Casks distilled in the 1960 s have the best reputation but all are described as being decent malts. Bacardi’s main focus with all their distilleries is to produce a rich and diverse number of single malt whiskies which they require for their many blends.
As previously said the 1960 s Macduff bottled by Douglas Laing is best.
Taste: An easy to drink, silky, clean, uncluttered and malty whisky.