Seagram has two distilleries next door to one another in the town of
Keith, on the river Isla.
One simply takes the name of the district Strathisla
The other is Glen Keith which was established on the site of a corn mill in
1957, during boom years for the industry. It was the first new malt distillery
to have been founded in Scotland since a previous boom in late Victorian times.
Glen Keith had the first gas-fired still in Scotland and pioneered the use of
computers in the industry. In its full name the distillery adds the designation
'Glenlivet', like many of its contemporaries. As they own the original Glenlivet
not to mention Glen Grant - and Strathisla for that matter - Seagrams have thus
far not bottled Glen Keith as a single malt.
© Michael Jackson 1994
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