Strathisla Distillery


Seafield Avenue, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 5BS

    With its distinctive pagodas, cobbled courtyard and picturesque buildings, Strathisla Distillery is arguably the most beautiful distillery in Scotland.

    Welcome to our spiritual home of Chivas Regal.

    Strathisla distillery was built in 1786 on the banks of the river Isla, and today is the oldest and most picturesque distillery in the highlands of Scotland. Chivas Brothers purchased Strathisla in 1950 to safeguard this special Speyside malt for Chivas Regal.

    Come and spend time with us at Strathisla, join a tour or have a wee dram of something special at the tasting bar and browse the Gift Shop which offers a range of Chivas Brothers whiskies and gifts.


    Standard Tour: every 30 minutes from opening until 4pm daily, £7.50 per adult (under 18's free of charge, under 8's not permitted in the production area). Allow one hour for your visit.

    We'll show you round our beautiful distillery, explain all about the craft of whisky making and the art of blending. We will round off the visit with a special tutored tasting.


    Ultimate Strathisla Experience (New for 2014): Saturdays at 12.30pm, £50 per person (limited to 8 guests, over 18's only). Allow 3 hours for your visit.

    Learn about Strathisla's rich history and connections with the prestigious blended whiskies; Chivas Regal and Royal Salute. One of our most experienced tour guides will lead you through the distillery explaining how we make our precious spirit. You will then retreat to the wood panelled boardroom for a tutored tasting which will include four expressions of Strathisla, Chivas Regal 25 year old and Royal Salute 21 year old. To conclude an indulgent afternoon you will then be privileged to enter The Royal Salute Vault and sample Royal Salute 38 year old Stone of Destiny straight from its cask.

    Straight from the Cask: Sundays at 12.30pm, £35 per person (limited to 12 guests, over 18's only). Allow 3 hours for your visit.

    This exclusive tasting is for those who love to discover the hidden gems of the Scotch whisky world. Sample five exceptional cask strength single malts that have been specially selected from the Chivas Brothers portfolio and bottled as a Limited Edition.

    Connoisseur tours must be booked in advance, it is only necessaery to prebook a standard tour if there is more than 8 in your party.

    For any further information or to make a reservation please contact Boa or Jenna on +44 1542 783044 or at

    5 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    6 Jan 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    16th March to 13th November
    Monday to Saturday – 09.30 to 17.00 hours
    and Sunday 12.00 to 17.00 hours
    Tours run every 30 minutes
    (Last tour each day at 16.00 hours)

    6th January to 31st March 2014
    Monday to Friday – Gift Shop open
    Standard Tours at 10am or 2pm, advanced booking required.

    Best for

    • Whisky Selection

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled toilets
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Location


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Keith railway station walk up Seafield Avenue for approximately 200 metres.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport drive on A96 towards Inverness. Approximately 1 hour drive to Keith.


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    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

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