Address : Strathmill Distillery, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 5DQ
Telephone No : 01542 882295
Web Site : No Stand Alone Web Site
Visitors Centre : No
The Strathmill Distillery is in the town of Keith and was founded in 1891 in existing mill buildings. Because of its proximity to the river Isla the distillery was renamed the Glenisla-Glenlivet distillery. The distillery was sold in 1895 to the gin company W&A Gilbey who was expanding into the whisky industry. The new owners changed the name to Strathmill to reflect the history of the facilities.
The word ‘strathmill’ means ‘the mill in the long valley’.
No major changes were made to the distillery until the 1960s when the current owners, Diageo, merged with W&A Gilbey. The distillery’s capacity was doubled in 1968 and the number of stills was increased form two to four. Through a series of mergers, the ownership of Strathmill has changed several times during the last 50 years.
Although Strathmill released a single malt as early as in 1909, the distillery has always focused on blended whisky; the second official single malt bottling was not to be released until 1993. The focus on blended whisky remains, and Strathmill is an important component of J&B whisky and Dunhill.
Strathmill Flora & Fauna 12 Year Old
Strathmill Flora & Fauna 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky. Water from the River Isla provides cooling while a spring on the site provides the processing water. This deep amber, single malt has a light, rounded body, a creamy, sweet flavour, with a dry finish and chocolatey after taste.
Volume - 43%
Bottle Size - 70cl / 700ml