Strathisla Distillery was built in 1786 on the banks of the river Isla, making it the oldest continually operating distillery on the Malt Whisky Trail. Today, Strathisla is one of the oldest continuously operating on the Malt Whisky Trail, and is also considered to be one of the most picturesque distilleries in Scotland.
Chivas Brothers purchased Strathisla in 1950 to safeguard this special Speyside malt for the famous Chivas Regal blend. Today, Strathisla is known as the home of Chivas Regal. As well as producing malt for blends, the distillery released its own single malt Scotch whisky.
With its short, small copper stills and natural spring water, Strathisla produces a full-bodied single malt Scotch whisky. As described by Colin Scott, “This classic Speyside malt has a deep fruitiness with a complex array of nutty and hay-like flavours.”
At Strathisla Distillery feel closer to the true spirit of our rich, smooth, Chivas Regal blends and the classic Speyside malt at their heart.
As a whisky enthusiast, or a newcomer, your Strathisla tour will be a sensory experience, both memorable and informative – created in a beautiful riverside distillery now in its two hundred and thirty second year of Scottish Highlands’ history.
Spend some time in expert, yet informal company, discovering the ancient craft of distilling spirits, and the rare skills needed for blending them.
See and hear how prestigious whiskies are created from simple, natural ingredients. Inhale the distinctive aromas during production and share the many subtleties of each one as you ‘nose’ and then taste them to complete your visit.