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Glen Keith

No: 81
Producer: Seagram(Chivas Brothers)
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside(Strathisla)
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 42 51 ; Latitude 57 33° N, Longitude 2 58° W
Founded 1957 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

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

Distillery rating: 2*

Keith, Banffshire

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