Strathisla

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Strathisla Distillery, Seafield Avenue, Keith, AB55 5BS
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1542 783 044
Web" Web: www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com/Distilleries/Welcome/Strathisla/tabid/65/Default.aspx
Twitter" Twitter: StrathislaDistillery (@Strathisla_TG)

Facts and figures

LocationStrathisla Distillery, Seafield Avenue, Keith, AB55 5BS
Founded1786
OwnerChivas Brothers
Water SourceThe Broomhill Spring
Stills2 wash stills
2 spirit stills
Capacity2,400,000 (litres)

Opening Hours

The distillery is open seven days a week between March and November (0930-1700 Monday to Saturday and 1200-1700 on Sundays) and five days a week between November and March (1000 to 1600). Check http://www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com/Distilleries/Welcome/Strathisla/VisitorCentre/tabid/74/Default.aspx for full details. The traditional tour runs every 30 minutes.

Tours

Traditional Distillery Tour £7.5

Tour of the distillery with a tutored whisky nosing of single malt and blended whiskies.

Chivas Brothers Experience Tour £20

Experience a relaxed and informative guided tour in the oldest working distillery of the Highlands of Scotland, home of the world famous blend Chivas Regal including an exclusive tasting of 5 whiskies from the Chivas range.

History

Strathisla distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in Scotland. It was founded as the Milltown Distillery by George Taylor and Alexander Milne in 1786 as an alternative to the waning of flax dressing industry. He leased the land from the Earl of Seafield.

By 1830, the distillery was owned by William Longmore, later William Longmore Ltd. In 1879, the distillery suffered terribly from a fire, but was rebuilt with a bottling plant. Bought in 1940 by Jay Pomeroy, a fraudulent financier, it was later acquired in 1950 by James Barclay of Chivas Bros.
Information correct as of 2016-06-05
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Strathisla distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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