Strathisla distillery

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Coordinates: 57°32′47″N 2°57′15″W / 57.54649°N 2.95427°W / 57.54649; -2.95427

Strathisla Distillery
Scotland Strathisla distillery.jpg
Region: Speyside
Location Keith, Moray
Owner Chivas Brothers
Founded 1786
Status Operational
Water source The Broomhill Spring.
Number of stills 2 wash stills
2 spirit stills
Capacity 2,400,000 Litres per annum
Strathisla
Type Single malt
Age(s) 12 Years
Cask type(s) American White Oak, Ex-Bourbon Casks (Main)
ABV 40% - 43%

Strathisla distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in Scotland. It was founded as the Milltown Distillery by George Taylor in 1786 as an alternative to the waning of flax dressing industry. He 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.[1]

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  1. ^ MacLean, Charles, "Malt Whisky", p.158

Bibliography[edit]

  • McBai, C (1986). Strathisla: 200 Years of Distilling Tradition. Keith: Strathisla Distillery. ISBN 1870125002.