Currency and Delivery Country

  1. Shopping at Master of Malt is safe and secure.

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

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 Grant 20 Year Old 1995 (casks 88164 & 88165) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Glen Grant

Matured in consecutive ex-bourbon barrels filled in late May 1995 and bottled in September 2015.  More info

Glen Grant 20 Year Old 1995 (casks 88164 & 88165) (Signatory)
$47.17

Tormore 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 3905 & 3906) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Tormore

More Tormore! Here's another indie bottling of Toromre single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a pair of hogshead casks which were laid down in 1995. It took 20 years of maturation before Signatory…  More info

Tormore 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 3905 & 3906) (Signatory)
$47.21

Glen Keith 18 Year Old 1995 - Closed Distilleries (Part Des Anges)

70cl, 58%
Glen Keith

18 year old Glen Keith single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of Part Des Anges' Closed Distilleries range of independently bottled whiskies. Now, you might be thinking that Glen Keith isn't a…  More info

Glen Keith 18 Year Old 1995 - Closed Distilleries (Part Des Anges)
$103.91

Tormore 23 Year Old 1992 (casks 5690 + 5691) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53%
Tormore

An independent bottling of 23 year old Tormore single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a pair of bourbon barrels from April 1992 to June 2015. This is a release of 230 bottles, presented as part of the…  More info

Tormore 23 Year Old 1992 (casks 5690 + 5691) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$92.13

Knockando 21 Year Old 1990 with 2x Glasses

70cl, 43%
Knockando

From the Knockando distillery in the Speyside region comes a 1990 vintage single malt Scotch whisky which has been matured for 21 years. A well-Sherried malt, with red fruit sitting sweetly on the…  More info

Knockando 21 Year Old 1990 with 2x Glasses
$92.81

Aultmore 2005 (Bottled 2014) - The Ten #02 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 40.10%
Aultmore

A light Speyside single malt, released as part of The Ten series, by La Maison du Whisky. This comes from the Aultmore distillery, who distilled the whisky in 2005 and bottled in 2014 at 40.1% ABV.…  More info

Aultmore 2005 (Bottled 2014) - The Ten #02 (La Maison du Whisky)
$41.49

Glenfiddich "Clan Montgomerie" - Clans of the Highlands - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

This handsome antique is part of the Clans of the Highlands collection released by Glenfiddich in the 1980s. It comes with a bottle of their single malt Scotch whisky and a collector's tin with a…  More info

Glenfiddich
$132.27

Mortlach 1976 (Gordon & Macphail)

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

Mortlach was where William Grant of Glenfiddich and Balvenie fame started his career in whisky. To this day it remains a firm favourite of many whisky fans so it is no wonder that Gordon and MacPhail…  More info

Mortlach 1976 (Gordon & Macphail)
$416.09

Glen Spey 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 800830) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54.60%
Glen Spey

This right here is an independently bottled Glen Spey single malt Scotch whisky, taken from a single cask which lovingly matured the whisky from December 1991 to February 2014. At that point, it was…  More info

Glen Spey 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 800830) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$119.00

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12596 & 12597) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

An indie bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the spectacular Mortlach distillery, drawn from a pair of casks. It was distilled in September 2002 and bottled on the 1st of April 2016.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12596 & 12597) (Signatory)
$44.26

Imperial 20 Year Old 1995 (casks 50242 & 50243) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Imperial

An independent Imperial here, bottled by Signatory for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. It was distilled in September 1995 and aged for 20 years until February 2016, when it was bottled at 46% ABV…  More info

Imperial 20 Year Old 1995 (casks 50242 & 50243) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$56.68

Miltonduff 8 Year Old 2005 (cask 10405) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Miltonduff

From the Miltonduff distillery comes a rather well-Sherried single cask single malt, presented by Douglas Laing for their Provenance range. It was distilled in the autumn of 2005 and set aside to…  More info

Miltonduff 8 Year Old 2005 (cask 10405) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$45.45

Glen Spey 12 Year Old 2001 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%
Glen Spey

For this Small Batch release, WM Cadenhead bottled a 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Spey distillery. It was distilled in 2001 and aged in bourbon hogsheads until 2014, when the…  More info

Glen Spey 12 Year Old 2001 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
1
$38.94

Glenlivet 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 163418) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
The Glenlivet

An 18 year old Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky, which was allowed to age in a first fill Sherry butt from October 1996 to March 2015. It was bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered…  More info

Glenlivet 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 163418) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$58.60

BenRiach 17 Year Old Solstice (2nd Edition)

70cl, 50%
BenRiach

An excellent 17 year old BenRiach, from their peated "Solstice" range. This is the second release, replacing the previous 15 year old version, and finished in a port pipe. Lovely stuff!  More info

BenRiach 17 Year Old Solstice (2nd Edition)
6
$74.86

Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 4077) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 43.90%
Glenfarclas

Very, very well aged Glenfarclas single malt right here, from their brilliant Family Cask selection. This one was distilled all the way back in 1974 and left to age in a refill hogshead until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 4077) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$764.53

Glen Keith 21 Year Old 1992 - Closed Distilleries (Part Des Anges)

70cl, 59.10%
Glen Keith

An independently bottled 21 year old Glen Keith single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the part Des Anges Closed Distilleries range. it was distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2013 - the same…  More info

Glen Keith 21 Year Old 1992 - Closed Distilleries (Part Des Anges)
$124.03

BenRiach 15 Year Old (Tawny Port Cask Finish)

70cl, 46%
BenRiach

A 15 year old from BenRiach that was first aged in bourbon casks before being finished in casks from the Douro region of Portugal, previously used to mature Tawny Port.  More info

BenRiach 15 Year Old (Tawny Port Cask Finish)
2
$57.05

Dallas Dhu 1980 (bottled 2014) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 43%
Dallas Dhu

How often do you see Dallas Dhu single malt, eh? "Not often" is likely your answer, as the distillery in the Speyside region has been closed since 1983 (though all of the distillation equipment is…  More info

Dallas Dhu 1980 (bottled 2014) - Gordon & MacPhail
$275.56

Glenfiddich Charles Edward Stuart Decanter - Scotland's Royal Heritage - 1970s (boxed)

75cl, 43%
Glenfiddich

A collectible decanter of Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky from the late 1970s, featuring Charles Edward Stuart (who you might know as Bonnie Prince Charlie) on the label and presentation box.…  More info

Glenfiddich Charles Edward Stuart Decanter - Scotland's Royal Heritage - 1970s (boxed)
$264.54

Glen Grant 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 97266) - The Maltman

70cl, 46%
Glen Grant

A fabulous 17 year old Glen Grant from the lovely Maltman. 276 boottles were produced from this single bourbon cask.  More info

Glen Grant 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 97266) - The Maltman
$64.26

Tamdhu 43 Year Old 1969 (cask 159) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40%
Tamdhu

Tamdhu in a Tantalus! This Duncan Taylor bottling of 43 year old (!) Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled back in 1969, back when they only had two stills, comes presented in a…  More info

Tamdhu 43 Year Old 1969 (cask 159) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
$1009.51

Smith's Glenlivet 1974 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
The Glenlivet

This is a 1974 Glenlivet bottled by Gordon & MacPhail of Elgin as part of their Distillery Label range.  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1974 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$463.69

Glenallachie 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 308891) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 55.20%
Glenallachie

6 year old Glenallachie single malt Scotch whisky, presented for Duncan Taylor's Octave range. It was distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2014 following a short finishing period in a Sherry Octave cask,…  More info

Glenallachie 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 308891) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$66.07

Cragganmore 16 Year Old 1999 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%
Cragganmore

An independently bottled single malt from the well-loved Cragganmore distillery in the Speyside region. This is a 16 year old expression, distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2015 by the folks at WM…  More info

Cragganmore 16 Year Old 1999 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$51.55

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.