Strathisla
Distillery
Founded in 1786
The Strathisla distillery is located in Keith—known as Banffshire prior to 1975—in the heart of Speyside roughly 60 miles from Aberdeen. Its twin pagoda roofs fit perfectly in the small, Scottish township.

The Strathisla distillery began life as the Milltown Distillery in 1786. Operating for over 230 years, what we now know as Strathisla has changed hands many times.

It has also endured its share of calamity: a devastating fire in 1876, a malt mill explosion in 1879, and an owner imprisoned for fraud in the 1940s, among others. Strathisla continues to operate today in spite of it all as part of the Pernod portfolio.

Strathisla operates four steam heated stills, two of which weren't converted until the early 90's. Worthy of note amongst the various distillery equipment, are ten Oregon Pine washbacks.

The make isn't filled to casks on site. Rather, it's transported via pipes to a neighboring distillery, Glen Keith, one of three major single malt producers in the town.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Established
    1786
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor Center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Strathisla Distillery Seafield Avenue Keith Moray AB55 5BS United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1542 783044
  • Website
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Strathislas was founded by men running from the waning Flax industry. Flax couldn't stay hot forever.
About
Speyside
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, Speyside malts from these fifty or so 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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