Strathisla Distillery

WELCOME TO STRATHISLA DISTILLERY - THE HOME OF CHIVAS REGAL

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 thirtieth year of Scottish Highlands’ history. 

Spend an hour – more if you choose – 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 tour.

OPENING TIMES 2016:

Summer:  from 14th March – 11th November

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00 and Sunday afternoons: 12.00 – 17.00

Winter: Monday to Friday – shop open and please call for tour times

All our tours are usually conducted in English, but translation sheets are available   in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese  to help explain  the production process. Choose the tour that suits you best:

Traditional Distillery Tour ~ £7.50

 

The perfect tour for an introduction to whisky making where your guide will take you into the production areas, explain the distillation process from start to finish and then show you racks of filled whisky casks quietly aging in the cool tranquility of the traditional bonded warehouse.  You are invited to join a tutored tasting of four whiskies and learn about the intricate relationship between our single malt and our world-famous Chivas Regal blends.

 Daily Tours - every 30 minutes from distillery opening time and last tour at 16.00.  Pre-booking required for groups of 10 or more.  Allow 1 hour. Under 18s are admitted free  but no tasting is allowed, Children under 8 are not permitted in production areas but are welcome in the Visitor Centre with adult supervision.     

 Chivas Brothers Experience Tour ~ £20

Enjoy a relaxed and informative tour of the oldest working distillery in the Highlands of Scotland, and find out about the history of Chivas Brothers and the heritage of the world famous blend Chivas Regal blends, concluding with an exclusive tasting of 5 whiskies from the Chivas range.

Monday to Saturday at 11.00 (over 18s only and pre-booking essential) allow 1 hour. Additional tour times are available on request

Our Connoisseur Tours:

 Straight from the Cask ~ £40

Uncover some of the Scotch Whisky World’s hidden gems as we invite you to spend an afternoon sampling and falling in love with six exceptional Limited Edition Cask Strength Single Malts, exclusively selected from the Chivas Brothers’ Portfolio.  This, coupled with an in-depth look through our beautiful distillery with one of our most experienced guides, will truly make this an afternoon to remember.

Sunday - 12:30 (over 18s only and pre-booking essential) allow up to 3 hours. Additional tour times available on request

The Ultimate Strathisla Experience ~ £60

Experience the ultimate in luxury; a leisurely afternoon in one of the most beautiful distilleries in Scotland with one of our most experienced guides including an exclusive tasting of rare and aged Strathisla Editions. We will also invite you to the Royal Salute Vault inside our oldest bonded warehouse – normally under lock and key - where a sample from our 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny cask will be drawn from the cask for you to enjoy. 

Saturday - 12:30 (over 18's only and pre-booking essential) allow up to 3 hours. Additional tour times are available on request

GROUP BOOKINGS:

 We are delighted to welcome coach and group bookings to the distillery and are experienced in giving your group a fun, informative and well-organised experience. We have something for everyone: historical appeal, scientific interest (chemistry behind distillation) as well as the sensory aspect of nosing and tasting a huge variety of malts and blends. At Strathisla, due to limited space the total group size is restricted 32, with up to 16 guests on tour at a time. Pre-booking essential. 

Contact us on 44 [0] 1542 783044 or email strathisla.admin@pernod-ricard.com

 

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