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Strathisla Distillery

Region: Speyside, Scotland.

Founded: 1786

Status: Active

Owner: Pernod Ricard

Water source: The Broomhill Spring

Stills: 2x Wash 2x Spirit

Capacity: 2.4 million litres per annum


Strathisla distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in Scotland. It was founded as the Milltown Distillery by George Taylor and Alexander Milne in 1786 as an alternative to the waning of flax dressing industry. He leased the land from the Earl of Seafield.

By 1830, the distillery was owned by William Longmore, later William Longmore Ltd. In 1879, the distillery suffered terribly from a fire, but was rebuilt with a bottling plant. Bought in 1940 by Jay Pomeroy, a fraudulent financier, it was later acquired in 1950 by James Barclay of Chivas Bros.

Strathisla whisky reviews:

  • strathisla-12-years-old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Strathisla 12 Years Old ~ 40% (Pernod Ricard) - Strathisla 12 Years Old (Official Bottling)  40% ABV, £28 for 70cl. Score 68/100 What they say: Strathisla is produced by Chivas Brothers which is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits.  Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio […]
  • strathisla-13-year-old-cask-62274 Strathisla 13 Year Old 2003 The Distillery Reserve Collection ~ 58.3% (Chivas Brothers) - Whisky Review: Strathisla 13 Year Old 2003 The Distillery Reserve Collection Category: Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky Origin: Strathisla Distillery Bottling: Chivas Brothers, Cask 62274 ABV: 58.3% Cost: £70 What they say: Distilled at Strathisla Disitillery on 18th September 2003 and matured in a single first fill sherry butt #62274 for over 13 years before bottling […]
  • strathisla-1953-gordon-and-macphail-whisky Strathisla 1953 Speyside Collection ~ 43% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Whisky Review: Strathisla 1953 Speyside Collection Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Strathisla distillery Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail, Speyside Collection ABV: 43% Cost: £10,495.95 from Master of Malt available alone for £1948.56 from Master of Malt What they say: Speyside Collection Leading whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has launched an exclusive Speyside Collection, offering customers the chance […]
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