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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.

Glen Moray 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 56.2%
Glen Moray

Bottled by WM Cadenhead, this is a Small Batch release of 22 year old Glen Moray single malt Scotch whisky, distilled back in 1992. The bottle refers to the distillery using its rather traditional…  More info

Glen Moray 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$94.56

Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1969 (cask 682) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40.4%
Tomintoul

45 year old Tomintoul single malt - quite a rare sight, I'm sure you'll agree, considering that this was distilled in 1969 and the distillery was founded only a few years earlier in 1964! This has…  More info

Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1969 (cask 682) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
$1,601.68

Glenfarclas 1976 (cask 3105) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 41.8%
Glenfarclas

A 1976 vintage Family Cask release from Glenfarclas, bottled as part of the Summer 2014 Release. This stunning dram was matured in refill butt #3105 from 1976 to March 2014. It was bottled with an…  More info

Glenfarclas 1976 (cask 3105) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$3,572.21

Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 (bottled 2015) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%
Craigellachie

7 year old Craigellachie single malt, bottled as part of the Hepburn's Choice indie bottling range! Interestingly, this whisky (which was distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2015) was allowed a…  More info

Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 (bottled 2015) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$44.79

Balvenie 46 Year Old 1968 (cask 7293) - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter One

70cl, 45.9%
Balvenie

This is one of five highly collectible bottlings that make up the first chapter of the Balvenie DCS Compendium - in fact, this is the oldest whisky in Chapter One; a 46 year old single malt Scotch…  More info

Balvenie 46 Year Old 1968 (cask 7293) - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter One
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$20,342.98

Tamdhu 1971 (bottled 2013) - The Macphail's Collection

70cl, 43%
Tamdhu

Tamdhu reopened in 2012, having been mothballed back in 2009, but this whisky was distilled back in 1971. Back then, the distillery only has a single pair of stills, Apollo 14 was landing on the moon…  More info

Tamdhu 1971 (bottled 2013) - The Macphail's Collection
$573.70

Smith's Glenlivet 1946 (bottled 1992) - Gordon and MacPhail

70cl, 40%
The Glenlivet

Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, this Glenlivet has been aged beyond belief! Distilled by the Speyside legends in 1946 and bottled in 1992, the whisky has had decades to contemplate the universe,…  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1946 (bottled 1992) - Gordon and MacPhail
$3,767.11

Mannochmore 1998 - Managers Choice

70cl, 59.1%
Mannochmore

The Manager's choice release from Mannochmore. Part of Diageo's much-talked-about project to release a series of single-casks - this malt hit a score of 87 on Serge's Whiskyfun website.  More info

Mannochmore 1998 - Managers Choice
$213.72

The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old 1976 (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 59.8%
Glendullan

2014 marks the first time the Singleton of Glendullan has been released as part of Diageo's Special Release. Exciting stuff, especially considering this is a 38 year old single malt, matured in…  More info

The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old 1976 (2014 Special Release)
$803.01

Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 43.3%
Glenfarclas

This is a 1955 vintage Glenfarclas single malt, bottled for the Family Cask range. After a lengthy slumber in a Sherry butt, this release was bottled in June 2013 with an outturn of 507 bottles. It's…  More info

Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release
$4,274.16

Glenfiddich Pure Malt 8 Year Old 95cl - 1970s

95cl, 43%
Glenfiddich

A 1970s bottling of Glenfiddich 8 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky (or 'Pure Malt Scotch Whisky', as the label proclaims - how times have changed!). This collectible bottle is over 30 years old and…  More info

Glenfiddich Pure Malt 8 Year Old 95cl - 1970s
$308.36

Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1259) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 46.7%
Glenfarclas

Part of the Summer 2014 release of the renowned Glenfarclas Family Cask series, this is a 1954 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured in plain butt #1259. A small release of 453 bottles, bottled…  More info

Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1259) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$7,052.38

Glen Grant 1953 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

A very well matured 1953 vintage from Glen Grant. This was matured in first fill and refill sherry casks. The bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this as being a "big, bold sherried malt".  More info

Glen Grant 1953 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$1,921.87

Glen Grant 1949 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

Distilled in 1949 at the Glen Grant distillery and matured in first fill sherry casks. The bottlers Gordon and MacPhail say this "displays all the best characteristics of an aged Speysider."  More info

Glen Grant 1949 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$2,991.91

Glen Grant 1950 (bottled 2007) (casks 853+2734) - (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

Bottled by Gordon and MacPhail, this was distilled at the Glen Grant distillery in 1950 and matured in refill sherry casks. It's a warming, smooth whisky with nutty, sherried flavours.  More info

Glen Grant 1950 (bottled 2007) (casks 853+2734) - (Gordon & MacPhail)
$2,831.63

Strathisla 1953 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Strathisla

A 1953 vintage from Gordon & MacPhail at a new bottling strength of 43% abv. This extraordinarily well-aged Speyside single malt is part of the Distillery Label range.  More info

Strathisla 1953 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$2,086.29

Glenfarclas 1953 - 58 Years Old

70cl, 47.2%
Glenfarclas

This is an incredibly rare single cask whisky that’s exclusively available through Master of Malt and, at 58 years of age, it's the oldest spirit ever released by Glenfarclas. It was chosen by a…  More info

Glenfarclas 1953 - 58 Years Old
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$8,030.13

Glenfarclas 105 3l

300cl, 60%
Glenfarclas

A brilliant whisky with a brilliant story behind it. These rare, 3 litre bottles of Glenfarclas 105 were only ever given away as prizes to racing jockeys, and they were never released for general…  More info

Glenfarclas 105 3l
$471.04

Strathisla 1954 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Strathisla

Distilled in 1954 at the Strathisla distillery and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. Matured in first fill and refill sherry casks, the produces describe this as an "after dinner dram".  More info

Strathisla 1954 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$2,203.20

Strathisla 1949 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Strathisla

Bottled in 1997 by Gordon and MacPhail, this was distilled in 1949 at the Strathisla distillery in Speyside, one of the oldest in the Highlands.  More info

Strathisla 1949 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$3,067.03

Linkwood 1946 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Linkwood

A sherry matured, 36 year old single malt, distilled in 1946 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Linkwood 1946 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$4,282.73

Benromach 1969 (bottled 2004)

70cl, 43%
Benromach

Ooh, very long-matured Benromach! This covetable Speysider was distilled in 1969 and left to mature until 2004! This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed info…  More info

Benromach 1969 (bottled 2004)
$1,070.63

Glenrothes 1979 (bottled 1994)

70cl, 43%
Glenrothes

Glenrothes is a classic Speyside whisky and this bottling offers up some aged delights from 1979, no less. Please nose: Unfortunately the back label and presentation tube has suffered a bit of…  More info

Glenrothes 1979 (bottled 1994)
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$328.79

Smith's Glenlivet 1949 (bottled 2001) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 40%
The Glenlivet

Extremely long-aged single malt from the legendary Glenlivet distillery, laid down in 1949 and matured until 2001! This was independently bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their Distillery Labels…  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1949 (bottled 2001) - Gordon & MacPhail
$3,339.74

Glen Grant 1936 (Gordon & MacPhail)

75cl, 40%
Glen Grant

A rare vintage bottling of Glen Grant single malt, made with whisky distilled all the way back in 1936 (just a few years after the memorable Major Grant passed away), independently bottled by Gordon…  More info

Glen Grant 1936 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$4,808.44

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