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Strathisla Distillery


Welcome to our spiritual home of Chivas Regal.
Strathisla distillery was built in 1786, and today is the oldest operating and most picturesque distillery in the highlands of Scotland.
At Strathisla, we’ll show you round our historic 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.

Opening Times

18th April to 9th November
Monday to Sunday – 09.30 to 18.00 hours

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Pricing Details

In-depth guided distillery tour & warehouse (over 18s only)
tutored tasting. (over 18s only)
Times: every hour from 09:30 (Mon-Sun)
Last tour leaves daily at 16:30
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Cost: £15.00
Pre-booking & pre-payment essential online at

Under 18's are not permitted in production areas but are welcome in the visitor centre under adult supervision.


The Fly Dram Experience:
Visit friends and relatives in Speyside outside regular mealtimes, and you may well be welcomed with the question: ‘Would you like a fly cup?’. Don’t panic – the fly cup is the North East form of elevenses, or afternoon tea: fly-cup: a quick cup of tea, taken as a refresher between meals. Often abbreviated to fly. Prob. orig. from the notion of a surreptitious cup at a time when tea-drinking was less common. If you have a packed itinerary make little time to come in past Strathisla Distillery, Home of Chivas Regal for a ‘fly dram’! Our passionate bar keeper will take 10 minutes to talk you through 3 drams: Strathclyde Single Grain, Strathisla 12 year old Single Malt and Chivas Regal 18 year old, while chatting to you about the relationship between our beloved single malt and world renowned Chivas and how their histories intertwine. There will also be a sweet treat to help illustrate the complexity of blending flavours together. Your time is then your own to relax and enjoy the whiskies and experiment a little further with flavours or fly off to your next eagerly anticipated destination. ‘Och come on, you’ll stay for a fly.’
Dates & Times available at
Length: 10 minutes
Cost: £10.00
Pre-booking & pre-payment essential online at

The Chivas Cellar Tasting:
This exclusive tasting offers you the opportunity to enjoy drams drawn straight from the casks in front of you inside the Chivas Cellar within Warehouse 3 at Strathisla Distillery.
Monday to Sunday 12:30 & 15:30 hours - £40.00 (Limited to 14 guests, over 18s only)
Length: 45 minutes
Pre-booking & pre-payment essential online at

Straight From The Cask:
Sample five exceptional cask strength single malts that have been specially selected from the Chivas Brothers portfolio.
Dates and spaces available online at – £50 (limited to 12 guests, over 18s only)
Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Pre-booking & pre-payment essential online at

The Blending Experience:
During this unique experience you will discover the world of Chivas Regal, the worlds first luxury whisky which has always been pioneering and generous at heart. You will begin by touring Strathisla distillery to discover how the single malt at the heart of Chivas Regal is made. You will then have the opportunity to taste some special drams and the opportunity to create your own blend in the style of Chivas Regal and you will be able to take away a small bottle of it to impress your Dates and spaces available online at – £60 (limited to 14 guests, over 18s only)
Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Pre-booking & pre-payment essential online at

● The Fly Dram & The Chivas Cellar do not include an in-depth tour of the distillery.

● t: 01542 783 044

Trip Advisor



Visit Scotland
5 Stars


Strathisla Distillery

Seafield Avenue
AB55 5BS
Phone: 01542 783 044
Fax: 01542 783 039
Website: http://www.maltwhiskydistillerie...


Take A96 Aberdeen-Inverness Road to Keith and Strathisla is signposted in centre of town. Train station five minutes walking from distillery.

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