Milton distillery, was built in 1786 in the village of Keith, and it still remains in production on the original site. As the oldest continuously operating distillery in Speyside., how is it this name is little-known outside of old whisky books and locals? Milton operated under its original name until 1951 when it was re-named by the new owners (Chivas Bro's.) to Strathisla, now one of the most recognised and sought-after whiskies in Scotland.
Gordon & MacPhail have purchased spirit from Milton and then Strathisla for decades, and over the years we have seen a number of old expressions from them, but only ever under the Strathisla name..
In 2022, Gordon & MacPhail took the historic step of bottling this, their final ever cask bearing the name Milton, producing just 180 bottles. This 1949, 72 year old is the oldest expressions to be released under either the Milton or Strathisla name, and is officially the last cask of its kind from G&M.
For further details on this special release, please click here for a catalogue.