Strathmill is one of three distilleries within the Moray town of Keith at the heart of "Malt Whisky Country". Unlike Keith's other two distilleries of Strathisla and Glen Keith, however, Strathmill is not owned by Chivas (part of the Pernod Ricard group) but since 1997 by Diageo who operate it for the production of blends such as J&B whisky.
On the nose is shows an early home-baked cake style with a barley sugar and a sweet spiced backdrop. Mouth coats in a juicy, dulcet, malty style, showing molasses, butterscotch and liquorice. The finish is starts big on spices, which continue, with a drift of mocha amongst late espresso.