Glen Keith Distillery is not normally open to the public, but Whisky Cyclist 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 scotchwhisky.com SMWS
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Open Cycle Map Bing Map Glen Keith Aultmore Strathisla
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The nearest station: Keith (KEH) (< ½ mile) Live Train Times.
A 10yo Glen Keith was produced by previous owners Seagramsome years ago, but in 2017 the first own bottling since the re-opening of the distillery was released - a NAS at 40%..
Independent bottlings quite common.
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Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:(16 miles)
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with a damaged tyre and in 2017 with a broken pedal.
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.