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Speyside Whisky

Speyside whiskies are among Scotland’s lightest, sweetest single malts. Age often brings a bit more body and the profusion of heavily sherried whiskies from the region exhibit superb power. Though a comparatively small appellation, Speyside has, by some distance, the vast majority of Scotch whisky distilleries. Indeed there are eighty-four working distilleries, including the world’s best-sellers: The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant and The Macallan.

The Speyside style has altered over time, a traditional Speyside single malt would be more akin to a Highland whisky, with a definite robustness and a marked peat. More recent expressions are lighter, sweeter whiskies; honeyed and fine. Lacking the peat of Islay or the Highlands, the ozone and salinity of coastal malts or the dry, perfume of the Lowlands; Speyside whiskies are sweet and subtle. There is however, no hard and fast rule as to the characteristics of Speyside whisky, for more than half of Scotland’s distilleries are to be found in this sub-region of the Highlands.

Older variants, particularly from those powerhouse distilleries: Macallan and Glenfarclas are often well-sherried, thick drams. There is a tendency to steer away from heavily finished whiskies, indeed most are matured in either ex-bourbon or ex-sherry casks. A heavily sherried Speyside single malt to be the perfect companion to a medium-bodied cigar, and a particularly well-aged expression can be the utmost of postprandial swigs.

Some of the light, youthful Speyside whiskies, perhaps from Allt-á-Bhainne or Glen Elgin, are charming and delightful. There is a low mineral content in the waters of Speyside, lying on the Grampians, with their granite content proffering soft waters. As a rule, the whiskies are either very low or totally devoid of peat, there is not a great abundance of it locally, though it has been used with some successful results in the cases of BenRiach and Tomintoul’s Ballantruan respectively.

Speyside Whisky
A lovely 30 year old Inchgower with a truly classic Speyside style, this was distilled in 1982 and aged in a single cask (number 6985) before bottling at natural cask strength for Berry Brothers and...  More info
$178.81
This 15 year old single cask Scotch whisky comes from the Braeval distillery, sometimes called Braes of Glenlivet, and was bottled by Hunter Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. Matured in a refill...  More info
$113.40
This is an astounding 46 year old Glen Grant (days away from being a 48 year old!) from the impressive Carn Mor range. It was distilled in 1965 before a maturation in hogshead number 2139. It was...  More info
$750.52
This was distilled at the Linkwood distillery in 1970 before a refill sherry butt maturation. It was bottled especially for Gordon and MacPhail's exceptional Private Collection.  More info
$582.90
Wine Merchants Berry Brothers and Rudd's own bottling of the glorious Speyside whisky of Inchgower. This single malt whisky was bottled at cask-strength without chill-filtration and a tidy twenty-nine...  More info
$178.81
This Craigellachie has been bottled at nine years of age for Signatory's Cask Strength Collection and is a vibrant Speyside style.  More info
$90.24
This was distilled at the Glenrothes distillery in December 1989 before a 22 year maturation in a refill sherry butt. It was bottled by Signatory in late 2012 and comes at natural cask strength. There...  More info
$122.38
A single cask whisky distilled at Dufftown in 1999 before bottling in early 2013 by Douglas Laing after a 13 year maturation period spent in a refill hogshead.  More info
$82.38
This whisky hails from Glenrothes and was bottled by Signatory in 2012. Glenrothes suffered substantial damage thanks to an explosion in 1903 and then after a fire in 1922.  More info
$66.21
This Longmorn single malt was distilled in June 1996 and then spent 17 years in a first fill Sherry butt before being bottled by Signatory in February 2014. Should be a right treat so those of you out...  More info
$71.23
This was distilled at the Mortlach distillery in Winter of 2002. It was then aged for 9 years in a pair of refill hogsheads before bottling in Winter 2012. A very fruity, malty whisky from the...  More info
$71.87
A 20 year old Speysider from Berry Brothers and Rudd - this Tormore promises malt and spice aplenty.  More info
$128.17
A lovely 10 year Glendronach from a cask that bears the year I was born, 1988. This is however the cask number - the distillation date was in fact 2002. As it was bottled in June 2013, shortly before...  More info
$91.50
Distilled in 1960 at Speyside's Glen Grant distillery, this was matured in first fill sherry butts. Bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this as "uncomplicated - a rich, sherried malt."  More info
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$457.49
A 25 year old Linkwood distilled in December of 1986 and aged in a single cask (number 991104) before bottling in June of 2012. A release of just 138 numbered bottles bottled by Duncan Taylor for...  More info
$191.21
This was distilled at the Allt-á-Bhainne in December 1996. It was then aged for 15 years in a single sherry butt before bottling for the Old Malt Cask range from Douglas Laing in March 2012. This is a...  More info
$109.13
Distilled in 1965 before a 17 year maturation (in a sherry cask of course), this was released as part of The Macallan's Special Selection range. It was bottled in 1983 but as only full years in the...  More info
$1732.49
Single malt Strathmill Scotch whisky, distilled in October 1995 and bottled in November 2013 by Signatory. It was matured in a single hogshead which, after 16 years of maturing the whisky, had an...  More info
$67.26
Distilled at Macduff in 1990, this 21 year old single cask highland whisky was bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series in 2011.  More info
$131.01
One of the best of the bunch of Diageo's 2010 special releases, this 21 year old has bags of fresh fruit. We got Strawberries, Pineapple and Orange. Touch of Almond Oil on the finish.  More info
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$205.22
This Glen Keith was bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask series without colouring or chill filtration.  More info
$116.50
Matured in refill bourbon casks, this 1975 vintage from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range is a superb 32 year old expression from the Dallas Dhu distillery.  More info
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$231.50
A Glenlivet standing strong at an astonishing 52.5% after a full 30 years in cask 6669. Stunning Speyside whisky.  More info
$203.17
Wouldn't we all like to spend our days in a summer orchard, picking fruit off the tree and eating it while basking in the sun? While many of us won't get to do that because things like...  More info
$96.61
This is batch 0001 of Duncan Taylor's Dimensions release of Dailuaine, distilled in 1998 and aged for 14 years before bottling in August 2012. Lovely stuff.  More info
$96.85

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