Glen Keith Distillery is not normally open to the public, but I was able to visit during Spirit of Speyside festival 2014.
Glen Keith originally had three stills and triple-distilled, but the number of stills was increased to 6 in 1970 and Glen Keith changed to double-distillation. A peated variety called variously Glen Isla and Craigduff was produced for a while, which were said to have been peated by passing peat smoke through the water before distillation, as well as using peated malt. (Some controversy over whether Craigduff was produced at Glen Keith or Strathisla - see Strathisla page for more detail).
The distillery was mothballed in 1999, but was extensively rebuilt 2012-13 and reopened in 2013.
While it was mothballed it was used by Pernod Ricard as a laboratory to experiment with different production and processing methods. Has also been integral in the production of whisky at Strathisla (just across the river) - the boiler has been used for heat, and Strathisla spirit is pumped to Glen Keith for filling.
No warehouses on site, but Chivas have a vast warehouse complex near Keith railway station.
Malt Madness WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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The nearest station: Keith (KEH) (< ½ mile) Live Train Times.
A 10yo Glen Keith was produced by previous owners Seagram, but is fairly rare now.
Independent bottlings quite common. Currently (Feb 2013) enjoying an 18yo Old Malt Cask refill ex-bourbon hoggie (50%).
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin: (16 miles)
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Huntly (11 miles)
Autospares of Huntly 49 Duke Street 01466 793682
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Glen Keith Distillery are available on Flickr.