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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.

Linkwood 1972 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Linkwood

Distilled at Linkwood in 1972 and aged for 34 years in sherry casks before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Linkwood 1972 (Gordon and MacPhail)
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Glentauchers 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 859048) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54.6%
Glentauchers

A 6 year old Glentauchers single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2015 by Duncan Taylor. This has been released as part of their Octave series, and as such, this whisky was given…  More info

Glentauchers 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 859048) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

Macduff 25 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 55%
Macduff

25 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macduff distillery, bottled by us as part of our Single Cask Series collection. Back in May 1990, this whisky was distilled and filled into a Sherry…  More info

Macduff 25 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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$126.43

The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 40%
The Macallan

This 10 year old from The Macallan Fine Oak Range was matured in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks.  More info

The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak
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Glen Spey 13 Year Old 2000 (cask 263) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Glen Spey

This independently bottled single malt was distilled by the Glen Spey distillery back in the year 2000 (it still sounds so futuristic). In cask #263, this Glen Spey matured for 13 years, until it was…  More info

Glen Spey 13 Year Old 2000 (cask 263) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$64.79

Benrinnes 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 5883) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.4%
Benrinnes

356 bottles of 17 year old Benrinnes whisky emerged from cask 5883 in April 2013 to join the Cask Strength Collection from Signatory, and the world became a better place because of it.  More info

Benrinnes 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 5883) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$78.37

Allt-A-Bhainne 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 10035) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%
Allt-á-Bhainne

21 year old Allt-A-Bhainne? Thank you very much, Douglas Laing! That's right, they've only gone and bottled some fab Allt-A-Bhainne for the Old Particular selection. This edition was distilled in…  More info

Allt-A-Bhainne 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 10035) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Glenfiddich 25 Year Old - Rare Oak

70cl, 43%
Glenfiddich

The Glenfiddich 25 Year Old Rare Oak was originally released for the Travel Retail market. It's drawn from a mixture of Spanish Sherry butts and American bourbon barrels, resulting in a rich, complex…  More info

Glenfiddich 25 Year Old - Rare Oak
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$352.65

Glenlossie 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 3446) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.4%
Glenlossie

This is a Signatory Cask Strength Collection bottling of Glenlossie single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a refill hogshead which was filled in November 1992 and bottled in January 2015. 266 bottles…  More info

Glenlossie 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 3446) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$91.23

Balvenie 14 Year Old Golden Cask

70cl, 47.5%
Balvenie

A 14 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the fantastic Balvenie distillery, which was finished in casks that previously held Caribbean rum and bottled without chill-filtration. This bottle was…  More info

Balvenie 14 Year Old Golden Cask
$205.48

Macallan 25 Year Old 1990 (bottled 2016) - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.3%
The Macallan

25 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky - yum! This was distilled by Macallan in May 1990 and allowed to matured in a single refill hogshead for a quarter of a century, until January 2016. It…  More info

Macallan 25 Year Old 1990 (bottled 2016) - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 3171) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.2%
Glenglassaugh

A 40 year old whisky from a distillery that was closed for nineteen years before 2005. Hand selected by Master Blender Billy Walker, this Glenglassaugh Rare Cask release was finished in a single…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 3171) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$613.19

Glen Grant 21 Year Old 1995 (casks 88199, 88200 & 88207) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Glen Grant

Independently bottled Glen Grant single malt, aged for 21 years and drawn from a trio of bourbon barrels. It was distilled in May 1995 and bottled in May 2016 by the superb Signatory.  More info

Glen Grant 21 Year Old 1995 (casks 88199, 88200 & 88207) (Signatory)
$45.11

Benrinnes 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10891) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Benrinnes

A 15 year old Benrinnes single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill Sherry butt. It was distilled in July 1999 and eventually bottled 15 years later in October 2014 with a outturn of 567…  More info

Benrinnes 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10891) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Linkwood 1970 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 52.4%
Linkwood

This was distilled at the Linkwood distillery in 1970 before a refill sherry butt maturation. It was bottled especially for Gordon and MacPhail's exceptional Private Collection.  More info

Linkwood 1970 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$1,140.96

Aultmore 9 Year Old 2006 (cask 7120) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Aultmore

A 9 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Cooper's Choice range by the Vintage Malt Whisky Company. It was distilled in 2006 and left to age in a bourbon cask until…  More info

Aultmore 9 Year Old 2006 (cask 7120) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$51.34

Braes Of Glenlivet 25 Year Old 1989 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Braeval (AKA Braes of Glenlivet)

A Càrn Mòr bottling of Braes of Glenlivet (known as Braeval these days), which was matured in 2 hogshead casks from 1989 to 2014. Bottled at 25 years old, without added colours or chill-filtration,…  More info

Braes Of Glenlivet 25 Year Old 1989 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$101.89

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12594 & 12595) - Signatory

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

13 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a consecutive pair of hogshead casks which were filled in September 2002 and cracked open in February 2016. This was bottled by indie…  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12594 & 12595) - Signatory
$42.32

Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 12358) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glenburgie

Single cask Glenburgie single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a refill hogshead after it was matured for 21 years. This was distilled in April 1995 and bottled in April 2016 by Hunter Laing for the…  More info

Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 12358) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 55.6%
Glen Elgin

20 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Elgin distillery, matured in a pair of bourbon hogsheads and bottled by WM Cadenhead for the Small Batch range. 474 bottles were produced. You…  More info

Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$73.71

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 3183) - Peated, Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

70cl, 55.6%
BenRiach

A peated BenRiach, aged for three decades! This 30 year old single malt was distilled in March 1986 and bottled in June 2016 after a finishing period in a Pedro Ximénez hogshead. 307 bottles were…  More info

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 3183) - Peated, Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish
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$233.96

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old Box Set

70cl, 46%
Glenfarclas

This outstanding presentation box contains a 70cl bottle of Glenfarclas 15 Year Old, as well as a miniature of the rare and expensive 21 Year Old and the 25 Year Old Glenfarclas.  More info

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old Box Set
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Glen Grant 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 85138) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Glen Grant

A single cask release from Berry Brothers & Rudd, who have bottled a rather splendid 18 year old single malt from the Glen Grant distillery.  More info

Glen Grant 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 85138) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$89.36

Linkwood 28 Year Old 1987 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 58.4%
Linkwood

An independently bottled 28 year old Linkwood single malt, matured in 2 butt casks from 1987 to 2015. This has been presented by WM Cadenhead, one of the oldest Scottish independent bottlers. 1062…  More info

Linkwood 28 Year Old 1987 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$131.21

Balvenie Tun 1509 - Batch 2

70cl, 50.3%
Balvenie

Ooh, the second batch of Balvenie Tun 1509 is here! The follow-up to the distillery's incredibly popular Tun 1401 series, Tun 1509 is made with a bigger marrying tun and continues to be absolutely…  More info

Balvenie Tun 1509 - Batch 2
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$295.06

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