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Glen Keith

The American market for blended Scotch whisky has always been very lucrative. It was with this in mind that Sam Bronfman of Seagram, a part of Chivas Brothers, planned the build of the Glen Keith distillery. Glen Keith was founded in 1957 and distillation began a year later. The most popular blends being sold in America at that time were of a light, easy drinking style and, accordingly, Glen Keith started producing triple distilled whiskies, not unheard of in Scotland, but perhaps so in Speyside. The resultant spirit was light and perfect for blends, hence it is a major constituent in the 100 Pipers blend, which is currently among the top ten bestselling blends in the world.

The Glen Keith whisky distillery sits in the beautiful village of Keith, not far from the River Isla. The buildings once played host to the Mill of Keith and are rather charming with the elegant pagoda roof sitting atop the 3.5 million litre capacity distillery. Lying in close proximity to Strathisla, a fellow Seamgram owned distillery, Glen Keith draws its waters from the Balloch Hills springs and produces delicate, honeyed single malts. In 1970, the whisky distillery became Scotland’s first to gas-power its stills. Six years later the onsite floor maltings were decommissioned. Independent bottlings are available, despite the comparative scarcity of official house expressions.

Glen Keith Whisky Distillery

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About Glen Keith Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01542 783042

Distillery Founded

1957

Distillery Capacity

3 500 000 litres

Distillery Owner

Chivas Brothers

Distillery Address

Keith, Banffshire

Distillery Status

Mothballed

Distillery Address

Station Road, Keith, Banffshire AB55 3BU

1957

The Distillery is founded by Chivas Brothers (Seagrams).

1958

Production starts.

1970

The first gas-fuelled still in Scotland is installed, the number of stills increases from three to five.

1976

Own maltings (Saladin box) ceases.

1983

A sixth still is installed.

1994

The first official bottling, a 10 year old, is released as part of Seagram’s Heritage Selection.

2000

The distillery is mothballed.

2001

Pernod Ricard takes over Chivas Brothers from Seagrams.

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Batch 2 of Glen Keith single malt, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, has strutted on in here like it owns the place. Funnily enough, that's exactly what the chaps from Edinburgh Whisky Blog...  More info
$140.63
Glenisla 36 year old single malt, independently bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection. Glenisla is an experimental peated malt from the Glen Keith distillery, who are known more for...  More info
$356.58
The 100 Pipers blended whisky has since become the Black Watch blend, but this bottle comes from the 1970s, when it was still named after Bonnie Prince Charlie’s 1745 uprising, which was led by one...  More info
$196.34
This is an independent bottling of Glen Keith single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd, those talented veterans of the drinks world. The whisky was matured in a single cask for 20...  More info
$124.31
Distilled in 1996, this is a creamy, fruity Glen Keith from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range. It was aged in refill American hogsheads before bottling at 46% ABV.  More info
$79.55
Production has started once again at the Glen Keith distillery in 2013! Hooray! As we wait for their new releases, why not whet your appetite for their whisky with a 20 year old Hunter Laing bottling...  More info
$137.60
A rare and complex bottling from the Connoisseur's choice range from Gordon and Macphail.  More info
$292.05
A 15 years aged single cask bottling of Glen Keith whisky from the Provenance range by Douglas Laing.  More info
$88.63
A bright, shiny bottling of Glen Keith single malt Scotch whisky, made possible by the chaps at Douglas Laing. It was matured in a refill hogshead from March 1996 to March 2014 (that's 18 years!)...  More info
$133.79
This was distilled at Glen Keith on the 4th April 1973, it was aged for 38 years in a refill sherry butt, before bottling by Signatory in June 2011.  More info
$420.41
This Glen Keith is 22 Years Old and was bottled by Single Malts of Scotland in 2012.  More info
$121.40
Distilled at Glen Keith on the 7th July 1977, this was aged in a single hogshead for 32 years before it was bottled in 2009 by Signatory. Glenisla was an experimental peated whisky from Glen Keith...  More info
$262.40
Distilled at Glen Keith on the 1st October 1992 and aged in two bourbon barrels for 18 years before bottling on the 11th March 2011. A release of 352 bottles from Signatory, at natural cask strength.  More info
This Glen Keith was distilled on the 8th November 1995, and it was aged in a pair of hogsheads before bottling by Signatory in 2011. A release of 782 bottles.  More info
$59.26
This was distilled at Glen Keith in 1996 and aged in cask 72713. It was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd, and is made extra rare as the Glen Keith distillery closed just three years after this was...  More info
$75.18
This was distilled at the Glen Keith distillery in March of 1990 and aged for 18 years in a refill barrel before bottling by Douglas Laing in December 2008. A release of 259 bottles.  More info
Signatory originally thought that Craigduff was produced at the Strathisla distillery. It was only after some research they discovered it was distilled at Glen Keith (also in Speyside). This is a...  More info
A single cask whisky, Glenisla is actually distilled at Glen Keith. This was distilled on the 7th July 1977 and matured in single hogshead 19601 for 28 years before bottling on the 29th March 2006. A...  More info
A light single malt from the Glen Keith distillery, rather rare.  More info
Distilled in 1967 at Glen Keith, this was matured in first fill sherry casks.  More info
Distilled in 1993, this is a 12 year old, from Glen Keith matured in refill American bourbon hogsheads and at a slightly higher proof than many Gordon and MacPhail bottlings.  More info
$66.00
This was distilled at the Glen Keith distillery on the 8th November 1995, before a 17 year maturation in two hogsheads. It was bottled by Signatory in February 2013, and it comes from their...  More info
$68.39
Glen Keith was opened in 1957 just a few hundred yards from the Strathisla distillery. Glen Keith has been mothballed since 2000 however independent bottler Signatory have bottled this cask strength...  More info
$117.07
This was distilled in July 1993 at the Glen Keith distillery. It was then aged for 19 years in cask 97119 before bottling in July 2012. A release of just 174 numbered bottles from Duncan Taylor's...  More info
$118.82
This Glen Keith was distilled in August 1995, and it was aged in a pair of hogsheads before bottling by Signatory in 2012.  More info
$71.97
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