Tartan Noir and a fine single malt – two of Scotland’s greatest exports, which just happen to complement each other perfectly. Our sponsors Deanston Single Malt have a few words to say about their partnership with Bloody Scotland festival:

“Deanston’s excitement can barely be contained when it comes to hosting the launch of Bloody Scotland as the distillery thrives off the reputation of Scotland’s colourful history.

Established as a cotton mill in the 18th century, Deanston transformed into a whisky distillery in 1966, oozing with history. It cannot go unmentioned that the infamous Burke and Hare’s accomplice, Helen McDougal, was allegedly spotted by a group of workers at Deanston Cotton Mills and taken down by an angry mob.

Nowadays the distillery is criminal-free and produces the award-winning Highland single malt which is handmade, un-chillfiltered, natural-colour and bottled at a strength of 46.3%. The Deanston craftsmen prefer to use a traditional mash tun to distil the sweet, fruity, malty, honeyed spicy Deanston whisky.

Our decision to support Bloody Scotland is not only because of the historical connection but is also down to the calibre of entries the festival attracts. Everyone at Deanston is looking forward to supporting the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award as part of the festival.”

For more information visit www.deanstonmalt.com or call the Deanston Visitor Centre on 01786 843 010

Deanston Single Malt sponsor Bloody Scotland Festival. The sponsorship has been awarded an Arts & Business Scotland New Arts Sponsorship Grant funded by the Scottish Government.