Located just 400 meters from the Hotel are Chivas Brothers, the owner of Strathisla Distillery. Their portfolio includes the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard which boasts a huge portfolio of many wellknown brands such as Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special, Passport, as well as Chivas Regal and Strathisla.
Also a very popular location for wedding photography.
Chivas Regal was created in 1909. The recipe, of course, is a well kept secret but the character and essence of the blend is very much based on Speyside malts.
Founded in 1786, Strathisla Distillery is not only the oldest working distillery in the Highlands of Scotland, but is considered by many to be the most beautiful in Scotland.
The tradition of whisky making can be seen at first hand at this ancient distillery making it one of the most popular distilleries on the Malt Whisky Trail.
|Address:||Strathisla Distillery, Keith, Banffshire AB55 3BS Tel: 01542 783044|
|Operated by:||Chivas Bros.|
|Opening Hours:||From 25 March – 25 October: Mon – Sat 9:30am – 5pm, Sun 12am – 5pm (Last Tour at 4pm)
From 28 October – 14 December: Mon – Sat 9:30am – 5pm (No tours, but gift shop is open)
|Admission:||Standard Tour: Adults £7.50, Free for under 18’s
More expensive tours with extended tasting sessions are also on offer with prices ranging from £35 upwards. The more expensive tours take up to 3 hours and should be pre-booked.
To book a tour you should contact the distillery on +44 1542 783044, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Languages:||Leaflets available in German, French & Spanish.|
|Accessibility:||Distillery tours are not feasible as this is an old building with many stairs.|
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Starting from Forres, where the Benromach Distillery (1) can be found, travel southwards on the B9010 towards Rafford, where a right turn will take you to the Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery (2). Back at Rafford, head in the direction of Archiestown taking a right turn towards Dallas. At Upper Knockando, turn left onto the B9102 and Cardhu Distillery (3) is found on the right hand side. Turn back along the B9012 and join the A95 into Grantown-on-Spey. Take a trip on the nearby Strathspey steam railway, visit Grantown Museum, and Speyside Heather Centre at Dulnain Bridge.
Continue south on the A939 and turn left along the B9008 at Tomintoul, passing the Glenlivet Distillery (4) en route. Continue north along the B9008, then on to the A95 to Craigallachie, turn right on the A941 for the Glenfiddich Distillery (5) in Dufftown. Return to Craigellachie on the A941 passing Speyside Cooperage (6) and further north the Glen Grant Distillery (7) at Rothes.
Turn right onto the B9105 then the B9103. Take a right, onto the A95 to Keith for Strathisla Distillery