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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.

Glentauchers 6 Year Old 2009 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%
Glentauchers

6 year old single malt from the Glentauchers distillery in Speyside, aged in a refill hogshead and distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2016. This is a release of 397 bottled from the Hepburn's Choice…  More info

Glentauchers 6 Year Old 2009 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$38.59

Glenfiddich 19 Year Old - Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish

70cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

Released for the Glenfiddich's Travel Retail Age of Discovery series, this is a 19 year old single malt Scotch whisky which has been treated to a red wine cask finish. It was created to commemorate…  More info

Glenfiddich 19 Year Old - Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish
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$110.75

Glenfiddich 8 Year Old Straight Malt

75cl, 43%
Glenfiddich

An old and rare bottling of 8 year old Glenfiddich single malt whisky labelled "straight malt" with original presentation box. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed…  More info

Glenfiddich 8 Year Old Straight Malt
$704.75

Millburn 1974 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/16/03) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Millburn

Closed in 1985, Milburn has become increasingly rare. Fittingly, this bottling comes from Gordon & MacPhail's Rare Old range, an independent bottling of 1974 vintage single malt. Today, the…  More info

Millburn 1974 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/16/03) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
$637.81

Benromach 35 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Benromach

Benromach was mothballed in 1983 and despite being purchased a decade later by Gordon & MacPhail, wasn't up and running again until 1998. This release predates the 18 year gap in production, with…  More info

Benromach 35 Year Old
$457.99

Tamdhu 7 Year Old 2008 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Tamdhu

This is a Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited bottling of Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky, distilled back in 2008. After maturing in two casks for 7 years, the whisky was bottled by Càrn Mòr in 2015 with an…  More info

Tamdhu 7 Year Old 2008 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$39.73

Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 9164) - The Cooper's Choice (Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Craigellachie

This rich ruby coloured single malt was initially matured in American oak before a finishing period in a single Port pipe. The outturn was 360 bottles.  More info

Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 9164) - The Cooper's Choice (Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$51.10

Craigellachie 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 12112) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Craigellachie

Indie Craigellachie, aged for 20 years in a single Sherry butt! This comes to us via the Old Malt Cask range from Hunter Laing. It was distilled in September 1995 and matured until November 2015,…  More info

Craigellachie 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 12112) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$89.00

Glen Elgin 23 Year Old 1991 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%
Glen Elgin

A 23 year old Glen Elgin single malt from WM Cadenhead's Small Batch range of independent bottlings. Distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2015 it's taken on an incredible colour for a bourbon cask…  More info

Glen Elgin 23 Year Old 1991 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$74.92

Glen Spey 15 Year Old 2000 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Glen Spey

This is a Càrn Mòr bottling of 15 year old Glen Spey single malt, drawn from a pair of casks laid down in 2000 and bottled in 2016. 540 bottles were released as part of the Strictly Limited range.  More info

Glen Spey 15 Year Old 2000 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
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$46.97

Glentauchers 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 6045) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.70%
Glentauchers

Duncan Taylor bottled this 21 year old Glentauchers for their Dimensions range, which has more dimensions than a 3D video game character falling through multiple parallel universes while wearing 3D…  More info

Glentauchers 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 6045) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$121.10

Inchgower 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 11402) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Inchgower

Fancy some Sherry-butt matured single malt from the Inchgower distillery in Speyside? Well Hunter Laing can make that a reality with this Old Malt Cask bottling of 19 Year Old Inchgower, matured in a…  More info

Inchgower 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 11402) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$82.81

Aultmore 5 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Aultmore

This is a independent bottling of 5 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Aultmore distillery, drawn from 2 casks which were filled in 2010. The casks were opened and the whisky was bottled in…  More info

Aultmore 5 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$36.90

Tormore 16 Year Old with 2x Tasting Glasses

70cl, 48%
Tormore

A lovely gift pack containing two tasting glasses as well as a bottle of Tormore 16 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky. It's matured in bourbon barrels and bottled without chill-filtration at a…  More info

Tormore 16 Year Old with 2x Tasting Glasses
$80.23

Linkwood 15 Year Old 1999 (casks 6176 & 6177) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Linkwood

15 year old Linkwood single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a consecutive pair of hogshead casks which were filled in May 1999 and opened in May 2015. It was bottled by the fine folks over at…  More info

Linkwood 15 Year Old 1999 (casks 6176 & 6177) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$50.64

Macallan 1989 (bottled 2015) (cask 15067) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 47.80%
The Macallan

A 1989 vintage Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by German bottler Malts of Scotland. They've got their hands on a good Macallan here - it distilled in 1989, aged in a single…  More info

Macallan 1989 (bottled 2015) (cask 15067) - Malts of Scotland
$376.96

Dailuaine 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10960) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Dailuaine

Dailuaine from a single Sherry butt bottled at 7 years old by Douglas Laing in November 2015.  More info

Dailuaine 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10960) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$42.81

Glen Grant 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 441018) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 49%
Glen Grant

A very handsome bottling of 22 year old Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry cask from November 1992 to July 2015. Just 75 bottles were produced for the Duncan Taylor…  More info

Glen Grant 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 441018) - The Duncan Taylor Single
$219.99

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
$73.32

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)
$52.81

Glenallachie 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10956) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Glenallachie

From Douglas Laing's Provenance range (which received a delightful redesign in early 2016) comes a Sherry-butt-matured 7 year old Glenallachie! This was distilled in May 2008 and left to mature until…  More info

Glenallachie 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10956) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
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$46.68

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.)
$95.78

Inchgower 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10880) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.50%
Inchgower

A single cask bottling of Speyside malt distilled at Inchgower in May 1995 from Douglas Laing's excellent Old Particular range. The outturn from the refill butt was 690 bottles.  More info

Inchgower 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10880) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$90.13

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)
$207.60

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
$628.22

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