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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 Elgin 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 7881) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.6%
Glen Elgin

25 year old single malt from the Glen Elgin distillery in the Speyside region. This was distilled in November 1990 and matured in a single bourbon barrel until April 2016, when Signatory bottled it…  More info

Glen Elgin 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 7881) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenfiddich "Clan Sutherland" - Clans of the Highlands with Miniature - 1990s

75cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

A collectable piece from the Glenfiddich Clans of the Highlands series - this is a 70cl bottle of Glenfiddich with the Clan Sutherland presentation tin, alongside a 5cl Glenfiddich miniature with an…  More info

Glenfiddich
$124.48

Glen Grant 21 Year Old 1995 (casks 88201 & 88202) - Signatory

70cl, 43%
Glen Grant

An independent bottling of Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a pair of bourbon barrels which were filled in May 1995 and cracked open in September 2016. This was bottled by the fine…  More info

Glen Grant 21 Year Old 1995 (casks 88201 & 88202) - Signatory
$51.82

Glenglassaugh 40 year Old 1972 (cask R13/08/01) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 43.1%
Glenglassaugh

A Càrn Mòr bottling of Glenglassaugh, distilled in December 1972, long before the distillery closed for over 20 years in 1986. During that tumultuous time for Glenglassaugh, this whisky slumbered in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 year Old 1972 (cask R13/08/01) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
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Miltonduff 31 Year Old 1982 (cask 836368) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 55.7%
Miltonduff

Long-aged Miltonduff single malt, drawn from a single Sherry oak cask. This delicious Speysider was distilled in November 1982 and bottled 31 years later in January 2014 by Duncan Taylor. Released as…  More info

Miltonduff 31 Year Old 1982 (cask 836368) - The Duncan Taylor Single
$300.30

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 15969) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Glenrothes

Single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside. It was distilled in October 1997 and left to mature in a single refill Sherry butt for 18 years until the cask was emptied by…  More info

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 15969) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$51.50

Darkness! Braeval 21 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

50cl, 48.4%
Braeval (AKA Braes of Glenlivet)

This Braevel single malt Scotch whisky was finished in a specially coopered 50 litre Pedro Ximénez cask for a period of at least 6 months.  More info

Darkness! Braeval 21 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

Glentauchers 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11149) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glentauchers

Single malt Scotch whisky from the Glentauchers distillery, matured in a single refill barrel for 18 long years. In February 1996, the whisky was distilled and lovingly placed inside said refill…  More info

Glentauchers 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11149) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Banff 38 Year Old 1975 (cask 1028) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 49.4%
Banff

Duncan Taylor only use rare, well aged whisky for their Tantalus range of releases, and this Banff single malt Scotch whisky fits the bill very well indeed. The Banff distillery closed in 1983, but…  More info

Banff 38 Year Old 1975 (cask 1028) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
$1,055.93

Strathmill 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 50.4%
Strathmill

Though a lot of Strathmill's whisky has made its way into many famous blends over the years, indie bottlings are a good way to sample their single malt. Like this one, for example - 22 year old…  More info

Strathmill 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$76.68

Mortlach 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 3414) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Mortlach

Single cask Mortlach - yummers! This was distilled in 1995, matured in a refill Sherry cask and bottled 17 years later in 2013 by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. for The Coopers Choice range. 335 bottles…  More info

Mortlach 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 3414) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$59.33

Singleton of Dufftown Unité 1l

100cl, 40%
Dufftown

Originally released for Travel Retail, Singleton of Dufftown Unité is a relaxed, straightforward Speyside dram, packed with juicy fruit, sweet vanilla and toffee. This is the entry level bottling…  More info

Singleton of Dufftown Unité 1l
$50.40

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)

Glenburgie 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10873) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Glenburgie

Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenburgie distillery in the Speyside region, matured for 18 years in a single refill butt. Back in June 1997, the cask was filled and set…  More info

Glenburgie 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10873) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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$71.39

Royal Brackla 4 Year Old 2011 (cask 939429) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.5%
Brackla

An independent bottling of 4 year old single malt from the Royal Brackla distillery, released as part of the Octave range by Duncan Taylor. This was distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2015 after…  More info

Royal Brackla 4 Year Old 2011 (cask 939429) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$44.45

The Glenlivet Cipher

70cl, 48%
The Glenlivet

Back in 2013 The Glenlivet released a whisky called Alpha with no tasting notes, no cask details and an opaque black bottle. 'Twas quite good fun as everybody tried to guess the production technique…  More info

The Glenlivet Cipher
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Miltonduff 31 Year Old 1982 (cask 836853) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 51.5%
Miltonduff

Indie Miltonduff single malt, aged in a single Sherry cask for 31 years. It was distilled back in November 1982 and bottled in March 2014 by Duncan Taylor for their Duncan Taylor Single range. 87…  More info

Miltonduff 31 Year Old 1982 (cask 836853) - The Duncan Taylor Single
$311.14

Longmorn 1975 (bottled 2015) (cask 15065) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 46.7%
Longmorn

An indie bottling of Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1975(!) and bottled in 2015 by Malts Of Scotland. It was drawn from a single bourbon hogshead, and only 196 bottles were produced.  More info

Longmorn 1975 (bottled 2015) (cask 15065) - Malts of Scotland
$517.61

Strathisla 9 Year Old 2005 (Malt of The Earth)

70cl, 46%
Strathisla

A cheeky little single cask Strathisla from Malt of The Earth - one of their first bottlings. Distilled in 2005, 418 bottles were produced at 46% in 2014 after 9 years in a refill hogshead. It will…  More info

Strathisla 9 Year Old 2005 (Malt of The Earth)
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$57.00

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 3056) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 46.7%
Glenfarclas

A 1961 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry hogshead until November 2014. This has been presented as part of their Family Cask Spring 2015 Release, with only 166…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 3056) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$1,846.19

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19011 & 19021) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.8%
Glenrothes

A Signatory bottling of 25 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, drawn from a pair of hogshead casks which were filled in September 1990 and cracked open in August 2016. It was bottled…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19011 & 19021) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$92.66

Inchgower 2005 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Inchgower

Independently bottled Inchgower single malt, which was distilled by the Speyside-based distillery in 2005 and bottled by the excellent Gordon & MacPhail in 2016 as part of the long-running…  More info

Inchgower 2005 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$39.16

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.1%
Glenrothes

A single cask bottling of Glenrothes single malt, which was aged for a quarter of a century! This was distilled in March 1991 and set aside to mature for 25 years until August 2016, when Gleann Mór…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
$129.19

Craigellachie 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10465) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Craigellachie

A single cask Craigellachie single malt packed with rich spice notes, presented by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular range. This 15 year old Craigellachie was distilled in April 1999, left to…  More info

Craigellachie 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10465) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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$58.75

Longmorn 1999 (bottled 2014) (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Longmorn

A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2014 at 43% ABV. It comes presented in a bottle with a delightfully retro label - very neat!  More info

Longmorn 1999 (bottled 2014) (Gordon & MacPhail)
$63.59

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