Whisky of the Year

Deanston 18 Year Old

Choosing just one whisky to celebrate is never easy, but thanks to our panel of industry experts and the attendees at our judging event in London’s Covent Garden we have whittled down a shortlist of six to just one: our Whisky of the Year 2022.

This year’s shortlist included whiskies from the highlands and the islands, bold sherry bombs, creamy bourbon barrel single malts and a chocolaty Welsh whisky. After much deliberation the votes were cast and the winner was clear, the Whisky of the Year is Deanston 18 Year Old.

The Winner

Deanston 18 Year Old

Bourbon Matured

Deanston 18 Year Old

70cl / 46.3%


(£107.07 per litre)

A fruity, sweet 18-year-old single malt from Highland distillery Deanston that has been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, cranking the distillery’s honeyed, fruity character up to eleven. Aromatic oak spice mingles with floral malt, green grass, honey-drizzled vanilla pods and hints of nutmeg on the nose, complemented by notes of white pepper, gingerbread, oranges, Manuka honey and baking spices throughout the palate.


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  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


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Deanston Distillery

Deanston distillery inhabits an old cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith, where it creates a distinctively honeyed single malt whisky. The vast majority of Deanston spirit ends up in blends, so its single malt whisky releases are always something to get excited about. What’s more, the industrial – and industrious – heritage of Deanston and its surroundings has filtered into the distillery’s ethos; hard work and precision lie at its heart, and it shows in the quality of its whisky. The distillery even manufactures its own electricity thanks to a hydroelectric plant.

The Shortlist

Whisky of the Year Tasting Pack

18cl / 45.5%

Out Of Stock

Pit your palate against those of our judges and experts with this Whisky of the Year 2022 tasting pack. It contains Perfect Measure samples of all six whiskies in the shortlist – try them all and see which one is your Whisky of the Year.

Of the Year 2022 Winners Collection

210cl / 45.8%

Out Of Stock

Try all three winners and see why they are our favourites of the year. Whisky from a picturesque Highland distillery, rum from a Barbados distillery with a cult following and a gin from the beautiful capital of Scotland – three exciting and delectable bottles.

Previous Winners