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No: 58
Producer: Seagram(Chivas Brothers)
Region: Highland
District: Speyside(Strathisla)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 430 513 ; Latitude 57 33° N, Longitude 2 58° W
Founded 1786 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

The oldest distillery in the north of Scotland. In the 13th century Dominican monks used a spring nearby to provide water for the brewing of beer. The same water with a touch of calcium hardness and scarcely any peat character has been used in the distillation of whisky since at least 1786.

Strathisla, which has also been known as Milltown began its life as a farm distillery. It started to take its present shape from the 1820s onwards, especially after a fire in 1876. In 1950 it was acquired by Seagram.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Distillery rating: 3*

Seafield Avenue, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 3BS
Tel: 01542-27471


21 yr old, 104 proof
An excellent highland. Slightly diluted, it has a distinctively smokey taste, with a very clean finish. On the label the small print says "Strathisla-Glenlivet," since Glenlivet has bought a large number of distilleries, including Aberlour-glenlivet, Glenburgie-glenlivet, Longmorn-glenlivet, Milton Duff-glenlivet, etc. The bottle that Americans think of as Glenlivet is known in Scotland as "The Glenlivet" or sometimes as "Smith's Glenlivet." [lh]

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