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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
The follow on from Glenglassaugh's "The Spirit Drink That Dare Not Speak Its Name". This "blushes" thanks to its six month ageing in Californian red wine casks. This is not whisky because it is less...  More info
Crivens this stuff is rare! This was released way back when (2002), and it was selected for bottling by Dailuaine's Distillery Manager. This was given to friends and staff of the distillery, and thus...  More info
$449.16
This was distilled at Inchgower in Summer 1999 and aged for 12 years in a sherry butt before bottling in Spring 2002 for the Provenance range from Douglas Laing.  More info
$75.26
An exceptional rare Single Cask Macallan matured in teeny tiny 50 litre casks. Just 67 bottles were produced!  More info
$210.84
The bottlers Gordon and MacPhail suggest this as a cigar malt, rich and sherried as it is. This was distilled in 1965 at Glen Grant and matured in first fill sherry butts.  More info
$383.05
This is a Cask Strength Collection bottling of 22 year old Allt-á-Bhainne single malt Scotch whisky taken from two hogsheads. It was distilled in July 1991 and bottled in October 2013. The angel's...  More info
$116.97
A very rare 15 year old Macallan presented at 46% abv by Douglas Laing.  More info
$105.53
This Family Cask was distilled at Glenfarclas in 1980. The refill sherry butt has brought about a lovely sweetness, quite biscuity and malty.  More info
$414.69
The BenRiach distillery was moth-balled at the start of the 21st century and re-opened in 2004. The distillery tends to sell only to small or independent distributors, in keeping with the spirit of...  More info
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21 year old Allt-A-Bhainne? Thank you very much, Douglas Laing! That's right, they've only gone and bottled some fab Allt-A-Bhainne for the Old Particular selection. This edition was distilled in...  More info
$157.61
Macallan is legendary for producing exceptional and award-winning whisky - so it was hardly a surprise that ‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ snapped up some of this esteemed whisky and bottled it for...  More info
A 16 year old Glenallachie from the award-winning Old Malt Cask range from Douglas Laing. This was distilled in May of 1995, aged in a refill hogshead and bottled in December of 2011 at the...  More info
$105.38
This is a 12 year old, single cask Aberlour from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. It was distilled in June 2000 before a refill hogshead maturation. It was then bottled in January 2013 and there...  More info
$95.23
An 18 year old Linkwood presented at a lower bottling strength of 43%. Drawn from two separate hogsheads by Signatory.  More info
$71.90
The distillery bottling of Macduff is called Glen Deveron however independent bottlings such as this one are named after the distillery itself.  More info
$62.43
A non-chill-filtered Mortlach aged for 17 years in two hogsheads prior to bottling in February 2013 by Signatory.  More info
$68.22
A 1990 vintage from the Glen Grant distillery, aged for a full 21 years before bottling for Duncan Taylor. This comes from The Octave range of whiskies finished in smaller casks for sped-up maturation...  More info
$143.61
Distilled at Imperial in 1995, this was aged for 16 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor for their fabulous Octave range of whiskies finished in smaller "octave" casks for added pep and zing (also...  More info
Douglas Laing have bottled this sherry cask finished whisky from the Speyside Distillery after sixteen years of cask ageing. This whisky joins the non-chill filtered Old Malt Cask series.  More info
$108.05
The closed Dallas Dhu distillery in Speyside produced this single malt Scotch whisky in 1979. Unfortunately they aren't around anymore to bottle it, but Gordon and Macphail have done that job and made...  More info
$291.06
This is nineteen year old Glen Grant has been bottled at cask-strength by Signatory.  More info
$108.40
Mortlach aged for 13 years - 3 fewer than the standard Diageo 16 year old. Expect a huge meatiness and punch from this whisky , taken from two casks.  More info
$54.88
Distilled at Tamdhu in 1962, aged in first and refill sherry casks and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail in 2006.  More info
$444.03
Single cask, cask-strength whisky finished in a small Octave cask and bottled by stalwart whiskym'n Duncan Taylor. This was distilled at Mortlach in 2002 and aged for 9 years before bottling.  More info
$112.27
This Beinn a'Cheo release from the Scottish Liqueur Centre was distilled on 19th May 1989 at the Braes of Glenlivet distillery, also known as Braeval. Bottled in 2013, having spent over 23 years in...  More info

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