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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.

Glenrothes 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.7%
Glenrothes

A 25 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This'll be perfect for raising a toast to ghost with - it's a tradition to toast to…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$128.90

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2015) (cask 13) Graham's Port Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection

70cl, 57.7%
Glenrothes

A Port cask finished Glenrothes single malt, released by the Speyside-based distillery as part of their Wine Merchant's Collection. Each expression is finished in casks from well-known producers -…  More info

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2015) (cask 13) Graham's Port Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection
$204.59

The Macallan Reflexion

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

The Macallan Reflexion is a superb expression from the legendary distillery in Speyside, created by Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno using whiskies matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry seasoned…  More info

The Macallan Reflexion
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$961.79

The Macallan 18 Year Old 2016 Release

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

Super Sherried Macallan 18 year old, now carrying a release year rather than a vintage. This is the 2016 release of this sought-after whisky.  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 2016 Release
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Glenlossie 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 51.1%
Glenlossie

25 year old whisky from Glenlossie, bottled by That boutique-y Whisky Company! Glenlossie is home to some onion-shaped stills, though it looks like the Boutique-y chaps have taken that name a little…  More info

Glenlossie 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$139.65

The Balvenie 40 Year Old

70cl, 48.5%
Balvenie

40 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Balvenie distillery in Speyside. A stunning balance is met between traditional whisky cask and Sherry cask malts making this superbly aged expression…  More info

The Balvenie 40 Year Old
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$3,351.51

The Macallan 18 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

An 18 year old single malt, joining Macallan's Fine Oak range. The series shows off a deft balance between juicy Sherried notes and vanilla/citrus rich bourbon oak elements.  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old Fine Oak
$193.38

Macallan 31 Year Old 1985 (cask 1388) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 52.8%
The Macallan

Single cask Macallan single malt, bottled as part of the Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask Black Gold range. This was matured in a single Sherry butt for 31 years, from March 1985 to September 2016,…  More info

Macallan 31 Year Old 1985 (cask 1388) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 52.6%
Glenrothes

Single cask single malt from the excellent Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, independently bottled by our fair hands for our very own Single Cask Series. This 25 year old whisky was distilled in…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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$188.00

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1993 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 54%
Glenrothes

Another one of our wonderful Single Cask Series independent bottlings - this time featuring whisky from Speyside's excellent Glenrothes distillery! It was distilled in July 1993 and matured in a…  More info

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1993 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$161.14

Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 46.5%
The Macallan

30 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macallan distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. An incredibly well-Sherried Macallan to say the least. Those curiously…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$638.28

Glenburgie 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.3%
Glenburgie

Here's the third batch of Glenburgie single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Now, we all know there are dangers involved in making whisky, but no one is…  More info

Glenburgie 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$73.03

Glen Elgin 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.1%
Glen Elgin

What a lovely scene on the label of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's very first independent bottling of 25 year old Glen Elgin single malt. A peaceful Scottish Glen on a particularly clement…  More info

Glen Elgin 25 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$106.34

Aultmore 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 11066) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.4%
Aultmore

Some rather inviting looking 25 year old Aultmore here! It was drawn from a single Sherry butt, which was filled in February 1990 and cracked open in February 2016. This was bottled as part of…  More info

Aultmore 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 11066) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$264.00

Glen Keith 24 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.7%
Glen Keith

A 24 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Keith distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company - once again adorned with the chaps off of the Edinburgh Whisky Blog!…  More info

Glen Keith 24 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$112.78

Macduff 11 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.1%
Macduff

"Right, one more Boilermaker, then I've got something I need to take care of." Indie Macduff single malt Scotch whisky here, aged for 11 years before being bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky…  More info

Macduff 11 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$56.91

The Macallan Select Oak 1l

100cl, 40%
The Macallan

From Macallan's Travel Retail Range - The 1824 Collection - comes this lovely whisky aged in American oak seasoned with either sherry or bourbon, and first fill European oak sherry casks. Delightful.  More info

The Macallan Select Oak 1l
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$64.43

Glenrothes 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.6%
Glenrothes

23 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The label features a reference to Biawa 'Byeway' Makalaga, whose ghost was…  More info

Glenrothes 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$107.41

Ardmore 10 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 55.5%
Ardmore

Have you ever wondered what each individual metal ring on a cask was called? What about the bit of wood that goes past the head? What about the piece of fabric that goes in the hole underneath the…  More info

Ardmore 10 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$59.05

Darkness! Glenrothes 26 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

50cl, 52%
Glenrothes

Having spent 26 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, the Darkness! team didn't hesitate to move this whisky into a single rebuilt 50 litre Oloroso cask for the final months of its maturation. It's what…  More info

Darkness! Glenrothes 26 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish
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Benrinnes 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52.5%
Benrinnes

This right here is the 3rd batch of Benrinnes single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It's an 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky, which has been bottled at 52.5% ABV.…  More info

Benrinnes 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$69.80

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Allargue - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 59.3%
The Glenlivet

Another bottling in Glenlivet's Single Cask Edition series - this time it was aged for 18 years in cask #96421 and bottled in January 2016 with an outturn of 660 bottles. This edition has been given…  More info

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Allargue - Single Cask Edition
$347.90

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009 (bottled 2017)

70cl, 45%
Benromach

It's the 2009 vintage Sassicaia-wood-finished single malt from the Benromach distillery! This spends the first portion of its maturation in first-fill bourbon barrels, and is then allowed to finish…  More info

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009 (bottled 2017)
$42.01

Glen Elgin 25 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 52.5%
Glen Elgin

Would you look at this - we got our hands on some lip-smacking 25 year old Glen Elgin single malt and bottled it up for our Single Cask Series! This one was distilled in February 1991 (a year before…  More info

Glen Elgin 25 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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$155.77

Glen Deveron 30 Year Old - Royal Burgh Collection

70cl, 40%
Macduff

This is a 30 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macduff distillery, who release their expressions under than name Glen Deveron. It was originally released for the Travel Retail market as…  More info

Glen Deveron 30 Year Old - Royal Burgh Collection
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