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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.

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

Glen Grant 40 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) (43%)

70cl, 43%
Glen Grant

A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 40 year old Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky! This one has been bottled at 43% ABV - a fantastic Speysider.  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) (43%)
$352.72

Ardmore Traditional

70cl, 46%
Ardmore

The 2007 release of this 'Traditional Cask' was the first official single malt from the Ardmore distillery, this is a young whisky, but it was aged in quarter casks, which proffers a speedy…  More info

Ardmore Traditional
65
$35.77

Linkwood 13 Year Old 2001 (cask 2992) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)

70cl, 56.90%
Linkwood

A nutty, chocolate-y single malt Scotch whisky from the Linkwood distillery, bottled by the chaps at A. D. Rattray for their Cask Collection range. It was distilled in April 2001 and left to mature…  More info

Linkwood 13 Year Old 2001 (cask 2992) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)
$76.07

Glenburgie 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 6488) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Glenburgie

A single cask Glenburgie here, bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. It was distilled in June 1995, aged in hogshead #6488 and bottled at 20 years old in January 2016. 336…  More info

Glenburgie 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 6488) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$44.05

Glenfiddich Robert the Bruce Flagon - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

This is a collectible ceramic flagon from Glenfiddich, celebrating Robert the Bruce, who was King of Scotland in the 1300s. Well know as a great warrior, Robert the Bruce was often depicted holding a…  More info

Glenfiddich Robert the Bruce Flagon - 1980s
$198.41

Glencraig 38 Year Old 1976 (cask 4254) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 44.30%
Glenburgie

An independently bottled Glencraig single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in Glenburgie's Lomond stills in June 1976. It was left to mature in a single bourbon barrel for 38 years until July 2014, when…  More info

Glencraig 38 Year Old 1976 (cask 4254) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$352.41

Tormore 16 Year Old 1999 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 57.80%
Tormore

A 1999 vintage Tormore single malt matured in three first fill bourbon barrels (4737, 4739 and 4740) and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their Cask Strength range.  More info

Tormore 16 Year Old 1999 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)
$69.07

Glenfarclas 1987 (cask 3829) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 48%
Glenfarclas

A 1987 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, part of the Family Cask range. This Summer 2014 release was matured in a refill Sherry butt from 1987 to March 2014. Following this maturation,…  More info

Glenfarclas 1987 (cask 3829) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$452.11

Glen Grant 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 130802) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 57%
Glen Grant

Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky, matured for 22 years in a single bourbon barrel. It was distilled in October 1992 and bottled in March 2015 for the Celebration Of The Cask range by Càrn Mòr.…  More info

Glen Grant 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 130802) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$99.63

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 52.30%
Glenrothes

A Small Batch bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery, aged for 26 years (from 1989 to 2015). We have WM Cadnehead to thank for bottling this tasty Speyside expression -…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$117.67

Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1118/8) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 43.60%
Glenglassaugh

Another of Glenglassaugh's second batch of Rare Cask releases, showcasing their well aged malts, in this case finished in a single Port hogshead with an outturn of 276 bottles.  More info

Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1118/8) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$457.43

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