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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Founded: 1786
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom

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Louise Temple (2 years ago)
The Home of Chivas tour was amazing. Our tour our guide Carys was welcoming very informative and genuinely loved her job she made the tour with her enthusiasm. I throughly enjoyed creating our own blend at the end of the tour smelling all the different malts and a grain. Considering I don't drink whisky at all it was alot of fun smelling the notes and blending my own to take home . My husband and friends throughly enjoyed the tasting.
1956gooner (2 years ago)
What a great experience. Was welcomed with a dram before the we ended up at the bar for a few more drams. This is the best tour that I have ever done. tour. The tour itself was very interesting and informative and we got to sample 2 drams straight from the barrel. After the tour we got to blend and keep our own whisky, this was really fun. Finally
Eva Hines (2 years ago)
This was a great tour with a lovely staff. The distillery itself is quite beautiful, and the tasting was great! And if you’re driving, they offer kits so you can bottle up the samples for later (for a small fee).
Mikey T (2 years ago)
This is a really beautiful store with really friendly and helpful staff! As you would imagine their is a great choice of different whiskey from both this distillery and sister distilleries . The staff are more than accommodating if you wish to try a sip! And there are flights available for those who are not driving! When we called in, it was fairly quiet. Enough people were visiting so that you didn't feel awkward but not too many that it felt crowded! Lovely bar area! Even if you think you don't like whisky call in! You may be surprised.
Valleri Beasley (2 years ago)
Wonderful staff in a beautiful store. Allison was very knowledgeable and even referred us to places to visit while on vacation. We will be back for one of the tours before we leave.
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