Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas

Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas, Keith: Hours, Address, Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas Reviews: 4.5/5

Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas

Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
About
The Home of Chivas is now open and ready to welcome you back to Strathisla Distillery. To keep you and our staff safe and well we are operating in a slightly different way: We will greet you at our Brand Home to take your temperature. Please bring your face mask to wear whilst inside and adhere to physical distancing. We are offering tastings for groups of maximum of 6 people for over 18 years old. Our shop will also be open - capacity is limited so a short wait in our courtyard may be required.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tedber
Liverpool, UK945 contributions
Great experience- well worth a visit
May 2021 • Family
Can’t score this experience highly enough. We were up visiting Keith for a few days and booked into the Strathisla tasting session. Wasn’t sure I actually liked whisky that much but thought the whole experience would be interesting and different.

I was right, we had James, a young man who was very informative and humorous. I was very interested in the history of the ‘still. Due to Covid restrictions we couldn’t get a tour of the plant but this didn’t deter from the experience in any way.
The group was limited to 6 and the table divided so as to be as Covid safe as we could possibly be.

We were given five different whiskies to sample of different ages and strengths and asked to rate them. I don’t blended whisky (which is all I had tried before) and some of the samples weren’t to my taste but 2 of the 5 I found I did like. I added a small amount of water to mine and was assured this is perfectly acceptable.

Don’t worry if you are driving either because they will give you the sample drams to take away.

When we came away we were given 6 Strathisla whisky glasses in a box and a complementary miniature bottle. Happy days 😂.

Definitely recommend booking this.
Written June 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Harshith Prabhu
Chennai (Madras), India31 contributions
Classic Distillery, home of Chivas!
May 2021 • Friends
Visited this distillery along with my college group for an education tour, superbly maintained and a true experience for Whisky aficionados, the living area is grand with amazing merchandise to pick!
Written June 5, 2021
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Thank you very much for coming to visit us! We are glad that you enjoyed it and hope you will come back and visit us again in the future! Kind Regards, Strathisla Team!
Written June 6, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steven
49 contributions
A great way to spend an hour or two
Apr. 2021 • Couples
One if the few opened on a bank holiday too
Covid restrictions in place so no tours however plenty of other tastings at very reasonable prices
Alison was a very knowledgable teacher
Lovely shop with good variety of whisky
Written May 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Lief, Thank you for coming to visit us on the Bank Holiday! We would love to be able to welcome you back again and hopefully our distillery tour will be up and running again soon.
Written June 3, 2021
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Karen W
St Andrews, UK11 contributions
Excellent tasting flight, lovely knowledgeable and charming staff. A MUST VISIT
May 2021
We visited when they were open for tasting flights, due to the restrictions. We were greeted by a lovely lady called Alice, who prepared a set of 6 malts to taste based on our preference for whisky that has been aged in sherry butts, with single malts from local distilleries Glen Keith and Longmorn, which go into the Chivas Regal blend. Both first and second fill examples were also given.
The drinks were put on a barrel in the courtyard, and we stood in the sunshine to savour them. Alice was extremely knowledgeable, informative, friendly, and genuinely passionate about her role, and it shone through! My adult son and husband enjoyed the whisky so much that they had to buy a bottle, the Longmorn 15-year-old, 61.5%, which is incredible!
I can thoroughly recommend this distillery, we have visited others in the area, and this is far better, despite the restrictions. some other distilleries just gave us a generic set to taste, delivered them to a table, and left us to it. Not so here, there were extensive descriptions provided, and recommendations were considered and really helpful.
As a final note, the place is incredibly picturesque and is as pretty in real life as it is on their website. We loved it.
Written May 14, 2021
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Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you had a nice time with us and enjoyed our whisky! we hope to see you again in the future :)
Written May 15, 2021
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Igor S
1 contribution
Superb Experience
Nov. 2020
Super place and a nice visit. Thank you for the excellent guided tour by Michael. The distillery tour was perfect and knowledgeable. The shop is full of tasty things.
Written December 5, 2020
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Dear Igor, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, thank you very much for coming to visit us. With Kind Regards
Written December 14, 2020
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Sheena T
Moray, UK219 contributions
Strolling around Strathisla
Nov. 2020
Strathisla Distillery is probably the most picturesque Distillery in Scotland and it is certainly the oldest. Distilling since 1786 (that is just 40 years after Culloden for historians) it is a beautifully maintained historic distillery. The tour I took with Donnie as my guide is a new appropriately socially distanced one walking around the distillery and adjoining properties. You get to see the whisky process but also to see more of the functioning of the site whilst learning the history of Keith and some of the nearby properties including ruined castles and clan feuds. Get your timing right and you could see Salmon leaping as they make they way up the River Isla. Visit the shop or take another tasting tour to explore Strathisla in more depth.
Written November 14, 2020
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Hi Sheena, thank you very much for your lovely review about your visit to Strathisla Distillery, the Home of Chivas. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Our new Strathisla Stroll is proving to be something different in these challenging times - we are glad we have found a way to let our visitors find out more about Strathisla and the surrounding area. Kind Regards
Written November 22, 2020
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Sam H
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Great Tour & Beautiful Distillery
Nov. 2020
My partner and I booked the 1 hour tour of the Strathilsa Distillery and were not disappointed! Though booked during difficult times, we felt safe and like sufficient measures were in place to ensure prevention of Covid-19 spread. Mike was a fantastic tour guide who took pride in his town and entertained us with it's colourful history and spooky ghost tales. We left with a couple of minatures having had a lovely time - cheers Mike!
Written November 8, 2020
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lukeita
London, UK19 contributions
Recommended
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Our guide was very friendly and explained thoroughly the history of the distillery and of the sorrounding area. Whiskey tasting was also good and we were given two minis each to take home. Recommended
Written November 8, 2020
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Thanks for your lovely review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you enjoyed the take away minis of Chivas 18 year old and Chivas Extra. Kind Regards
Written November 8, 2020
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Margaret L
1 contribution
Great experience
Nov. 2020
As we can’t travel right now we have decided to experience local attractions.
Despite not being allowed to take us into the Distillery we had a wonderful tour with a full explanation of the whisky making process. On top of that we heard stories of the history of whisky, the local area and people. A truly fascinating afternoon and a wee dram to take home. I’ve lived here for a long time and still learned a lot.
Written November 7, 2020
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Thank you very much, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Strathisla Distillery, the Home of Chivas. Hope you enjoyed your wee dram at home. We are finding with our Strathisla Stroll that there is always more for us to find out too - we are hearing all sorts of extra stories from our local visitors. Kind Regards
Written November 8, 2020
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Eilidh S
Inverness, UK100 contributions
Great...
Nov. 2020 • Couples
I booked the ‘Distillery Reserve Tour’ for my fiancé’s Birthday and we got to hang out with Alice for an hour trying different cask strengths. She was super approachable, knowledgeable, passionate and just a genuinely nice person. I would highly recommend and we are planning to visit again when everything is fully open again, that way we can see behind the scenes. Thanks again for our Tour.
Written November 6, 2020
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Thanks very much for your super review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it, and will certainly make sure that Alice gets to hear about your comments. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you here again some time in the future when we can show our guests around the distillery production areas again. We have just had some good news - we can now take our visitors into our Traditional Warehouse for tastings in the Chivas Cellar again. Kind Regards
Written November 8, 2020
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