Glen Keith DistilleryGlen Keith Distillery

Founded in 1957
Glen Keith was located near Strathisla Distillery, in the town of of Keith. This distillery is one of the first to be opened in the late-Victorian Whisky boom.

Glen Keith was opened in 1957. It orginally started with three stills, because the plan was to create a triple distilled Whisky. However the number jumped from three to five, and plans moved to double distillation. In 1999 the distillery was mothballed, and sold to Pernod Ricard in 2001.

In 2013 the distillery was revived and started production in larger volumes. Glen Keith received a generous development budget, due to the the 9 wooden and 6 steel washbacks, plus a huge mash tun and a spirit still, that were added to the equipments.

The first goal of Glen Keith was to produce a triple distilled Whisky. However, they changed their plans and moved forward with double distillation. Whisky from the distillery is mostly used for blends like Chivas Regal, Passport Scotch and 100 Pipers.

Pernod Ricard also used the distillery for innovative purposes. Nowadays, Glen Keith has 6 stills; 3 wash, and 3 spirit. The distillery used floor maltings and had a Saladin Box until 1976. After that they started to use industrial malting. The barley they used was often unpeated.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Glen Keith Distillery Station Road Keith Moray AB55 3BU United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1542 783044
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Automatic mashing was an innovation that Glen Keith introduced in 1980s.

Saladin boxes at Glen Keith were closed in 1976, however they were still available for use at that time.
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, malts from these fifty or so Speyside distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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Scotch from Glen Keith

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