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No: 100
Producer: Justerini & Brooks
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside(Strathisla)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 424 504 ; Latitude 57 33° N, Longitude 2 58° W
Founded 1891 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

This distillery is tucked away behind trees in a dip on the river Isla near Keith. It was originally built as a meal mill in 1823, converted into a distillery in 1891 and acquired by Gilbey's the gin distilers in 1895. It produces about 52,000 alcohol-litres/week, all destined for blends. It is a neat and clean distillery, employing stainless-steel mashing and fermenting vessels. It buys in ts malt from various sources including Buckie and Pencaitland. There are six washbacks and two pairs of stills. The spirit stills are equipped with 'purifiers' which reflux the heavier fusel oils etc. back into the distillation while allowing the lighter vapours on into the main condenser.

Keith, Banffshire, AB55 3DQ
Tel: 01542-22295

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