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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.

Glenfarclas 2004 (bottled 2015) Cask Strength Premium Edition

70cl, 59.80%
Glenfarclas

A 2004 vintage Glenfarclas single malt, released originally for the German market. This was matured in Sherry casks before being bottled in 2015 at cask strength - a generous 59.8% ABV.  More info

Glenfarclas 2004 (bottled 2015) Cask Strength Premium Edition
$73.97

Glen Keith 20 Year Old 1995 (casks 171211 & 171212) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Glen Keith

Distilled on the 8th November 1995, this is a 20 year old Glen Keith, aged in two hogsheads and bottled by Signatory. It was bottled in early 2016 and comes from the award-winning Un-Chillfiltered…  More info

Glen Keith 20 Year Old 1995 (casks 171211 & 171212) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$53.28

Allt-à-Bhainne 22 Year Old 1993 (cask 9338) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Allt-á-Bhainne

A 22 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Allt-à-Bhainne distillery, which has been treated to a Port cask finish! It was distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2015, before being bottled at 46% ABV…  More info

Allt-à-Bhainne 22 Year Old 1993 (cask 9338) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$96.62

Macallan 19 Year Old 1995 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 47.40%
The Macallan

An independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary Macallan distillery, aged in a single bourbon hogshead for 19 years. This comes to us via the Highland Laird range, bottled by…  More info

Macallan 19 Year Old 1995 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)
$209.42

Mortlach 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

A full-bodied, sherried single malt from Mortlach, matured for 16 years and released as part of the Flora and Fauna series.  More info

Mortlach 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
17

Macallan 12 Year Old 1990 (cask 25981) - The Gulf Buccaneer Limited Edition

70cl, 40%
The Macallan

Here we have the First Edition 'Gulf Buccaneer' 12 year old single cask Macallan from Squadron Malts. Distilled in April 1990 and bottled in June 2002, it features a cartoon of Saddam Hussein. Just…  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1990 (cask 25981) - The Gulf Buccaneer Limited Edition
$633.75

Glenfarclas 1987 (cask 1477) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 51.10%
Glenfarclas

This is a 1987 vintage single malt, released by Glenfarclas for their Spring 2015 release of the Family Cask range. It was distilled in 1987 and set aside to mature in refill butt #1477 until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1987 (cask 1477) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$336.19

Knockando 21 Year Old 1994 Master Reserve

70cl, 43%
Knockando

The 1994 vintage 21 year old Master Reserve expression from the wonderful Knockando distillery which lies near the River Spey. A gorgeous single malt matured in bourbon and Sherry casks, with loads…  More info

Knockando 21 Year Old 1994 Master Reserve
$64.63

Glenburgie 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 11218) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 46.90%
Glenburgie

From Hunter Laing's classic Old Malt Cask range comes a 25 year old Glenburgie single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill hogshead. It was distilled by Glenburgie in June 1989 and aged in…  More info

Glenburgie 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 11218) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
1
$109.94

Glenlivet 1991 Nàdurra Triumph

70cl, 48%
The Glenlivet

A cask strength 1991 vintage Glenlivet, this is a single barley edition of Nadurra, in this case the Triumph variety. Very tasty indeed.  More info

Glenlivet 1991 Nàdurra Triumph
1

Tamdhu 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 11002) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Tamdhu

A deliciously creamy Tamdhu single malt, bottled by Douglas Laing. This is an 8 year old whisky from the distillery in Speyside, distilled in November 2006 and bottled in November 2015 at 46% ABV,…  More info

Tamdhu 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 11002) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
1
$42.54

Aultmore 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Aultmore

12 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled in 2014 for the Last Great Malts by Dewar's. A refreshing dram, with plenty of vanilla, honey and citrus, alongside a touch of grassiness.…  More info

Aultmore 12 Year Old
6
$46.24

Benrinnes 24 Year Old 1988 (cask 2835) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%
Benrinnes

A Benrinnes from independent bottler Montgomerie's. Distilled on 5th October 1988, aged in cask 2835, and bottled in March 2013. After over 24 years of maturation, expect great concentration from…  More info

Benrinnes 24 Year Old 1988 (cask 2835) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
3
$129.35

The Glenlivet XXV (25 Year Old)

70cl, 43%
The Glenlivet

A 25 year old from The Glenlivet, finished in Oloroso sherry casks.  More info

The Glenlivet XXV (25 Year Old)
28
$218.79

Mortlach 22 Year Old 1992 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 56.80%
Mortlach

A well-Sherried 22 year old Mortlach, bottled by the folks at Hunter Laing. It was distilled in September 1992 and left to age in a Sherry butt until October 2014. It was then bottled as part of the…  More info

Mortlach 22 Year Old 1992 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$245.52

Braeval 13 Year Old 2002 - Distiller's Art (Langside)

70cl, 48%
Braeval (AKA Braes of Glenlivet)

Matured in a single Sherry butt, this Braeval (or Braes of Glenlivet, as you may know it) was bottled in early 2016 by Hunter Laing as part of their Distiller's Art range. The outturn was 438 bottles.  More info

Braeval 13 Year Old 2002 - Distiller's Art (Langside)
$64.16

Strathmill 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 2447) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Strathmill

With much of the malt this distillery produces making its way into J&B blended whisky, and no range of its own, it's to the independent bottlers that we look for releases. Here we have a single cask…  More info

Strathmill 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 2447) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$110.41

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

70cl, 54.40%
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)
$270.78

Macallan The Bar - Annie Leibovitz (Masters of Photography)

70cl, 50.80%
The Macallan

285 bottles were bottled from a single cask of Macallan for this collectable whisky from these Speyside giants. Photographer Annie Leibovitz made collectable prints of photos she took of actor Kevin…  More info

Macallan The Bar - Annie Leibovitz (Masters of Photography)
$1758.09

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 54

70cl, 60.70%
Aberlour

Aberlour's A'Bunadh series has reached its 54th batch! As ever, this excellent Highland single malt has been drawn in Spanish Oloroso Sherry butts and bottled at cask strength - this time weighing in…  More info

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 54
6
$49.81

Knockando 21 Year Old 1990 Master Reserve

70cl, 43%
Knockando

The Knockando distillery started producing whisky in the Speyside region and has continued to do so ever since, becoming incredibly popular on mainland Europe and being used in some top blends. This…  More info

Knockando 21 Year Old 1990 Master Reserve
1
$79.57

Tomintoul Five Decades 50th Anniversary

70cl, 50%
Tomintoul

Tomintoul have marked the fiftieth anniversary of spirit flowing from its stills with this stunning release composed of whiskies from each decade. Casks were chosen from 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and…  More info

Tomintoul Five Decades 50th Anniversary
$275.56

Aberlour 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11063) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.50%
Aberlour

21 year old Aberlour, aged in a refill hogshead from February 1995 to February 2016. This comes to us via Douglas Laing's Old Particular selection, with 278 bottles produced. More focus here on…  More info

Aberlour 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11063) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$98.12

Dailuaine 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%
Dailuaine

A Flora and Fauna official release from the Dailuaine distillery, a 16 year old single malt which has been sherry matured for thick fruitcake notes with winter spice, a great digestive.  More info

Dailuaine 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
4
$57.82

Dailuaine 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10778) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%
Dailuaine

An 18 year old Dailuaine single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single bourbon barrel from April 1997 to May 2015. It was bottled at 48.4% ABV by the wonderful chaps at Douglas Laing for their Old…  More info

Dailuaine 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10778) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1
$81.28

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