|Location :||Highland, Keith, Banffshire.|
|Type :||Pure Malt.|
|Distillery :||Owned and operatied by Chivas Brothers Ltd.|
|Founded :||Est. 1786|
|Age :||12 Years Old|
|Remark :||Chivas says : The oldest malt whisky distillery in the Highlands
Main malt in Royal Salute 21Y.O. ???
From the book : 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P.Shaw
Tasting notes : A big, robust whisky which is full-flavoured and fruty, with a nutty sherried sweetness. Taste rating = 4
According to records, poduction of a 'heather ale' by local clerics had been taking place in this area as early as 1208. The later siting of Milton Distillery (as Strathisla was formerly known) here in the eighteenth century may have been for the same reasons: set in a bood barley-producing area, with easy access to a pure local spring which had been a holy well of local Cistercian monks, and said to be guarded by water spirits. The distillery, one of the oldest and most picturesque in the Highlands, passed through several hands until it was bought by Chivas Brothers, a Seagram subsidiary, in 1950.
Used within the Chivas blended whiskies.
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