The Great Hall is 20 metres by 8 metres , and 12 metres high to its timber roof, again a 19th-century replacement. The hall has no fireplace, and was presumably heated by a central fire, and ventilated by means of a louvre like the one in the modern roof.
No details of the original roof construction are known, however, and the restoration is conjectural. Large windows light the hall, and stairs lead down to the three cellars on
ground level. The hall is accessed from the courtyard via a stair up to a triangular lobby, which in turn links the hall and kitchens by means of two large serving hatches with
elliptical arches, unusual for this period. The kitchen tower, virtually a tower house in its own right, is 17 metres (56 ft) by 8 metres (26 ft).
The vaulted kitchen is on the hall level,
above a cellar. One of the best-appointed castle kitchens in Scotland of its date, it has an oven and a 5.5-metre (18 ft) wide fireplace. A stair turret, added in 1581 and possibly
replacing a timber stair, leads up from the lobby to two storeys of guest rooms. These include the “Royal Apartments”, a suite of two bedrooms plus an audience chamber,
suitable for royal visitors.
Choose From Our Two Experiences at The Famous Distillery
WAREHOUSE 4 EXPERIENCE DETAILS
Immerse yourself in the world of Deanston with a visit to the Warehouse 4
Sitting amongst the maturing casks, enjoy a guided tasting of some truly
special drams taken straight from the cask. A chance to taste some of it's most unique whiskies,
this is not one to miss!
Enjoy an exclusive whisky tasting of distillery exclusives that have been
extracted directly from the cask in our Warehouse 4.
Converted from an old cooperage, this room now houses casks
of maturing whisky - the perfect backdrop to a unique and personal dramming experience.
Exploring the impact wood, time and climate have on forming the subtle,
rich and complex flavours of our whisky.
All of the casks we taste in this experience have been carefully selected by our Master Blender.
*Please note: This experience takes place in the Warehouse
DEANSTON WHISKY TASTINGS EXPERIENCE
Join the distillery for a tasting of some of It's most favoured whiskies.
Choose to taste drams from Deanston or sample some of the creations from our sister distilleries:
Bunnahabhain on Islay and Tobermory on Mull too
Explore and enjoy our core range whiskies, including: Deanston 12 year old, Virgin Oak and 18 year old.
Discover 4 of our limited editions - 3 of our choice and 1 of yours (this will change depending on what is available at the time of tasting).
A chance to taste some of the most complex and unique Deanston whiskies. This tasting includes a dram of Deanston New Make Spirit, 18 year old and 3 limited edition expressions: 2002 Pinot Noir, 2002 Organic PX and 1991 Muscat Cask Finish.
Highlands and Islands
Sample our signature Deanston 12 and explore some of the classics from our sister distilleries. This tasting includes Deanston 12 year old, Bunnahabhain 12 year old, Ledaig 10 year old and Tobermory 12 year old.
Next stop on the tour we pass the Kelpies.
The Kelpies are 100 feet high and each one was made from 300 tonnes of steel. In five years the Kelpies have had over one million visitors. The only way to get inside a Kelpie is on a Kelpies Tour!
See the world's largest equine sculptures up close and go inside to marvel at the complexity and engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art.
The guided tour that takes you through the vision of artist Andy Scott and how history and industry impacted on his designing of these breath-taking sculptures.
The pinnacle of the tour is that you get to experience a Kelpie from the inside, and see for yourself the breathtaking engineering and design of The Kelpies.
Kelpies gifts and souvenirs can be bought online . Over 50 gifts available including t-shirts, throw pillows and prints.
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