Strathisla (Chivas Regal)

Type: Speyside

Known for: being the spiritual home of mega blend Chivas Regal

And: being surprisingly good itself


Strathisla Distillery, Keith, Banffshire AB55 5BS. 01542 783044


Strathisla is the malt that beats at the heart of the Chivas Regal blend, so much so that Chivas Brothers bought the place in 1950 to secure their supply of the stuff.

As home to such a major high end blend, it’s no surprise the Strathisla distillery itself has been beautifully preserved and the ancient distillery pictured on the bottle is just what you’ll see when you arrive, although a wider perspective will show up a motley selection of car parks and health and safety signs which don’t make the bottle funnily enough.

Behind all this, the Strathisla malt, so easily overlooked in favour of its limelight grabbing big brother blend, quietly gets on with being unassumingly excellent. Try some, you won’t regret it.

Buy Chivas Regal Scotch whisky from:

Master of Malt

The Drink Shop

The Whisky Exchange

Buy Strathisla Scotch whisky from:

Master of Malt

The Whisky Exchange

Chivas Regal and Strathisla tasting notes:

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