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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.

Cragganmore 22 Year Old 1993 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 56.30%
Cragganmore

Cragganmore distillery lies in the Speyside region, in Ballindalloch to be precise. That's where the spirit that would become this whisky was produced back in 1993, bottled 22 years later in 2015 at…  More info

Cragganmore 22 Year Old 1993 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$84.79

Mortlach 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 7182) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Mortlach

Single cask Mortlach! Bottled at 46% abv without chill filtration, this is an independent bottling from Signatory Vintage. Filled into the hogshead on 2nd June 1997, it emerged for your delectation…  More info

Mortlach 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 7182) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
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$50.37

Glen Grant 50 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

50 year old single malt from the renowned Glen Grant distillery in Speyside, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. At such an audacious age, this ought to be a whisky with bags full of character - and not…  More info

Glen Grant 50 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
$664.56

Barrista's Dram 2002 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Craigellachie)

70cl, 46%
Craigellachie

An independently bottled Craigellachie single malt, distilled in 2002, matured in a single butt cask and bottled in 2015 by the folks at Wemyss Malts. They've given it a delicious, descriptive name…  More info

Barrista's Dram 2002 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Craigellachie)
$56.96

Glenglassaugh 42 Year Old 1972 (cask 2125) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 47.30%
Glenglassaugh

A 42(!) year old Glenglassaugh, finished in a single Massandra Madeira puncheon from which just 124 bottles were filled. A stunning piece of liquid history.  More info

Glenglassaugh 42 Year Old 1972 (cask 2125) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$817.71

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 10769) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57.70%
Caperdonich

A rare bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery, matured in a single refill hogshead for 21 years. This was distilled in July 1994, a while before the distillery…  More info

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 10769) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$171.61

The Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%
The Glenlivet

A Gold Medal Winner at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition, the 2002 International Spirits Challenge and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits…  More info

The Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old
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$146.59

Macduff 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10954) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.10%
Macduff

A 25 year old Macduff single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry butt from February 1990 to November 2015. It comes to us via Douglas Laing's excellent indie bottling series, Xtra Old…  More info

Macduff 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10954) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$112.83

Banff 1966 (bottled 2015) (Lot RO/15/03) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 45.20%
Banff

A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 1966 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Banff distillery in Speyside. It was bottled in 2015 as part of the Rare Old range, which features…  More info

Banff 1966 (bottled 2015) (Lot RO/15/03) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
$826.69

Glenisla 37 Year Old 1977 (cask 19602) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46.10%
Glen Keith

This is a rare independent bottling of Glenisla single malt Scotch whisky (which is experimental peated whisky from the Glen Keith distillery - they no longer produce it), presented by Signatory. It…  More info

Glenisla 37 Year Old 1977 (cask 19602) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$328.92

Glen Keith 17 Year Old 1996 - Cask Strength Edition (Chivas Brothers)

50cl, 54.90%
Glen Keith

A rare Cask Strength Edition of Glen Keith 17 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Chivas Brothers. It was distilled in 1996 and released in 2013, the year that Glen Keith was reopened and…  More info

Glen Keith 17 Year Old 1996 - Cask Strength Edition (Chivas Brothers)
$88.18

Glenallachie 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 308902) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.60%
Glenallachie

A 6 year old, octave-cask-finished Glenallachie single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Duncan Taylor. The Octave series shows off the influence that tiny octave casks have on a whisky with their…  More info

Glenallachie 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 308902) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$47.05

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

70cl, 48.40%
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)
$75.86

Royal Brackla 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 310818) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)

70cl, 61.20%
Brackla

8 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Royal Brackla - which received its regal prefix in 1835 from King William IV - bottled by A. D. Rattray. It was distilled by Royal Brackla in November 2006…  More info

Royal Brackla 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 310818) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)
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$61.92

Inchgower 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10775) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Inchgower

Independently bottled Inchgower, drawn from a single refill hogshead. It was distilled in winter 2008 and bottled 7 years later, in summer 2015, as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range.  More info

Inchgower 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10775) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$39.58

Strathisla 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Strathisla

A complex 1960 vintage from the Strathisla distillery, this was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail having been matured in a first fill sherry butt. This is described by the producers as a "Full-bodied…  More info

Strathisla 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$1047.14

BenRiach 12 Year Old Horizons

70cl, 50%
BenRiach

A triple distilled (!) whisky from BenRiach. This high strength 12 year old is aged in bourbon and finished in sherry casks. This is one of just a handful of its kind, and the first BenRiach to be…  More info

BenRiach 12 Year Old Horizons
$54.93

Glen Grant 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

Distilled in 1960 at Speyside's Glen Grant distillery, this was matured in first fill sherry butts. Bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this as "uncomplicated - a rich, sherried malt."  More info

Glen Grant 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)
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$975.27

The Glenrothes Oldest Reserve

70cl, 43%
Glenrothes

For the Glenrothes Oldest Reserve, the distillery in Speyside has combined well-aged whisky from a variety of years to create a rather special, exciting dram. The years are as follows: 1967, 1972,…  More info

The Glenrothes Oldest Reserve
$218.91

Benromach 2005 (bottled 2015) Hermitage Wood Finish

70cl, 45%
Benromach

Initially matured in first fill bourbon casks, Benromach's 2015 Wood Finish release spends its final 27 months in French wine casks from the northern Rhône Hermitage appellation, known for its Syrah…  More info

Benromach 2005 (bottled 2015) Hermitage Wood Finish
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$43.90

Glenfiddich Special Old Reserve - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

For those of you looking to add a 1980s bottle of Glenfiddich Special Old Reserve to your antique whisky collection, you're in luck! This bottle from the legendary Speyside distillery even comes with…  More info

Glenfiddich Special Old Reserve - 1980s
$132.27

Glen Grant 1961 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

The bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this Glen Grant vintage as "rich and soothing - one to savour." It was distilled in 1961 and matured in first fill sherry casks.  More info

Glen Grant 1961 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$881.80

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

An old, rare bottling of 18 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 1976 and bottled in the 1990s. A handsome collectible for whisky enthusiasts.  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976
$1157.31

Glen Grant 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11009) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.10%
Glen Grant

Xtra! Xtra! Read all about it, Douglas Laing release 30 year old single cask Glen Grant! Having spent three decades in a single refill hogshead, the outturn was just 36 bottles in December 2015.  More info

Glen Grant 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11009) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$266.78

Benrinnes 11 Year Old 2004 (cask 10965) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Benrinnes

Released as part of the Douglas Laing Provenance range (which received a redesign in early 2016), this is a single cask 11 year old Benrinnes single malt, matured in a refill hogshead from March 2004…  More info

Benrinnes 11 Year Old 2004 (cask 10965) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$43.72

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