Strathisla Distillery

Keith, United Kingdom

Strathisla distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the Scottish Highlands. It was founded as the Milltown Distillery by George Taylor and Alexander Milne in 1786 as an alternative to the waning of the flax dressing industry. They 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.



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    Luis Arteaga (12 months ago)
    Just great, well prepared with safety measurements in place, unique product that you won't get on any shop.
    Frances McEwing (15 months ago)
    The team at Strathisla are welcoming, friendly and passionate about their own products and whisky in general. The blending session was great fun and very informative. Definitely on our list for a future visit.
    Jupiter Keith (17 months ago)
    Superior customer service! We had a lovely comprehensive tour of the distillery, but of course the best part are the free samples at the end. (If you’re a Keith, be sure to stop by the Dunnottar Castle while you’re in the area! Veritas Vincit!)
    matthew morrison (17 months ago)
    Great place for a whiskey tour
    Alan Fraser (21 months ago)
    One of the most picturesque distilleries in Scotland! Tour well worth it with great guides. The 12 year old malt goes down a treat too!
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