Strathisla Distillery

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General
Pronunciation strath’eyela Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller Chivas Brothers Ltd.
Owner Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Pernod Ricard)
Address Seafield Avenue
Keith
Banffshire
AB55 5BS
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1542 - 78 30 44
+44 (0)1542 - 78 30 39 (Fax)
LatLong 57° 32’ 49.6” N   02° 57’ 14.4” W
Altitude 124 m
Grid Reference NJ429511
Website www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com
E-mail strathisla.admin@chivas.com
Open to public Easter - October : mo - sa 09:30 - 16:00, su 12:00 - 16:00
November - December : mo - fr 09:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00 (shop only, no tours)
Admission charged
Children under 8 years cannot be admitted to production areas
For information on individual tours or group bookings please contact Caroline Mitchell (Visitor Centres Manager) on +44 (0)1340 - 87 24 07 or +44 (0)1340 - 87 17 29 (Fax) or caroline.mitchell@chivas.comSource : Chivas Brothers 2008 leaflet
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History
1785
George Taylor took a lease for an piece of land from the Earl of Seafield to built a distillery
1786
Founded as Milltown Distillery by George Taylor and Alexander Milne, under the name of the Milltown Distillery Co., named after a former owner Ogilvy of Milton
1820s
Distillery sold to a local saddler by George Taylor who suffered a riding accident
1825-28
McDonald Ingram & Co., Milton
1828-29
John McDonald & Co.
early 1830s
Acquired by William Longmore, a banker and grain merchant, from the local saddler
1870s-c.1890
Distillery known as Strathisla from the 1870s to about 1890
1876
A fire destroyed a lot of machinery in the Milton Distillery
1878
William Longmore & Co.
1879
An explosion damaged machinery and buildings in the Milton Distillery. Equipment was replaced and William Longmore & Co., a company formed with Longmore’s son-in-law J. Geddes Brown, became managing partner
1880
Incorporated as a limited company
1881
Bottling Plant installed after death of William Longmore by end of century The whisky produced is called Strathisla shortly after begin WWII Jay Pomeroy, a London financer, bought William Longmore & Co. and sent the entire production to London. Customs and Excise became suspicious and found out the companies buying the whisky were fictitious and Pomeroy was selling the Whisky under different names on the black market. He was charged and found guilty of tax evasion of £111,038.
during WWII
Milton Distillery was in the hands of the receivers
1946
Longmore converted to a private company by George Pomeroy, a London financier
1949
George Pomeroy found guilty of tax evasion
1950
Company was wound up and distillery sold at auction to James Barclay, acting for the Seagram Company of Canada, and transferred to Chivas Brothers Ltd., a newly acquired Seagram subsidiary
mid-1950s
Name reverted to Strathisla
1965
Extended from two to four stills, now all steam-heated
1992
The elder stills became steamheated?? (see 1965)
1999
Owned by Chivas Brothers
2004
Owned by Chivas Brothers

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production from underground spring named Fons Bulliens (meaning Bubbling Fountain) opposite the distillery near the carpark, water for cooling from River Isla
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
Chivas Regal, Royal Salute
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 11 made of Oregon Pine
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
2
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers condensers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks bourbon, sherry, refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location



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