Founded in 1891
The Strathmill Distillery is located on the site of an old corn mill in Keith, Banffshire. A pastoral complex of low, classically styled buildings. Some of the structures actually predate the distillery, having been given new life when the production took over.

Strathmill Distillery was founded in 1891. The corn mill it was created from, was itself founded in 1823. Inspired by the booming trade of the late 19th century, the owners converted the works to carry out distillation, and never looked back.

Gin producers W. & A. Gilbey bought the distillery in 1895, giving it the name Strathmill. In 1962 they merged with United Wine Traders to form IDV, predecessors of Diageo. A second pair of stills were added to the facilities in 1968.

Strathmill has a production capacity exceeding 1.8 million liters of alcohol annually. The majority of the Whisky made at Strathmill is destined for blends, although there have been occasional independent bottlings, and at least one official release.

Worthy of note, is the addition of purifiers on the lyne arms and condensers of Strathmills stills, which are attributed with the distinctively delicate character of their final product.

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What does Strathmill taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Strathmill Scotch. It's based on all Strathmill drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Strathmill before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Keith, Banffshire, AB55 5DQ, Scotland, UK
  • Phone
    +44 1542 883000
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Strathmill was one of the few distilleries not largely affected by the Pattison scandal of 1898. Their investments in gin production safegaurded them from the fallout.
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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