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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 Moray 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Glen Moray

Glen Moray is one of only a few distilleries who still malt their own barley on site and it remains a classic Speysider despite much of its product being used for blending purposes.  More info

Glen Moray 12 Year Old
16
$37.27

Speyside 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10441) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%
The Speyside

A rich, chocolatey Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the chaps at Douglas Laing. For 18 years, from April 1996 to September 2014, this whisky matured in a refill butt, developing depth…  More info

Speyside 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10441) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$84.57

Tomintoul 12 Year Old Portwood Finish

70cl, 46%
Tomintoul

The first ever port-finished Tomintoul, this was aged for 12 years and the result is creamy, fruity and eminently quaffable.  More info

Tomintoul 12 Year Old Portwood Finish
3
$48.30

Speyside 21 Year Old 1993 - Distiller's Art (Langside)

70cl, 48%
The Speyside

A Distiller's Art bottling of Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry butt for 21 years. The Speyside distillery filled said Sherry butt in October 1993 and it was bottled by…  More info

Speyside 21 Year Old 1993 - Distiller's Art (Langside)
$95.17

Strathmill 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 2451) - (Berry Bros & Rudd)

70cl, 51.20%
Strathmill

Single cask Strathmill, bottled by the brilliant Berry Brothers & Rudd chaps. This Speyside single malt was distilled all the way back in 1991 and left to mature for 22 years before being bottled in…  More info

Strathmill 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 2451) - (Berry Bros & Rudd)
$99.84

BenRiach 25 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 55.90%
BenRiach

Independently bottled BenRiach single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a refill puncheon. This Speyside single malt was distilled in October 1989 and bottled in October 2014 with an outturn…  More info

BenRiach 25 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$256.63

Allt-á-Bhainne 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 52.50%
Allt-á-Bhainne

Allt-á-Bhainne single malt, bottled by WM Cadenhead. This 22 year old Speyside whisky was distilled in 1992 and left to mature in bourbon barrels until 2015, when it was bottled for the Small Batch…  More info

Allt-á-Bhainne 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$80.78

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

Glenrothes Oldest Reserve
$240.11

BenRiach - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.90%
BenRiach

No monkeying around, the third batch of BenRiach bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company is utterly bananas! If you're wondering why this chimp champ of a whisky is getting so many puns, it's…  More info

BenRiach - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
1
$102.70

Glenallachie 6 Year Old 2008 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 64.30%
Glenallachie

It's not very often you get to see Glenallachie as a single malt, so of course we went ahead and bottled some as part of our Single Cask Series! This is a 6 year old Glenallachie, matured in a refill…  More info

Glenallachie 6 Year Old 2008 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$74.90

Dailuaine 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10778) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%
Dailuaine

An 18 year old Dailuaine single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single bourbon barrel from April 1997 to May 2015. It was bottled at 48.4% ABV by the wonderful chaps at Douglas Laing for their Old…  More info

Dailuaine 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 10778) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1
$82.59

Miltonduff 10 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Miltonduff

A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of Miltonduff aged for 10 years in sherry casks.  More info

Miltonduff 10 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail)
5
$35.82

Tomintoul 10 Year Old 35cl

35cl, 40%
Tomintoul

A gentle 10 year old from the Speyside distillery, Tomintoul, in a half bottle size.  More info

Tomintoul 10 Year Old 35cl
$19.47

Macduff 2000 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Macduff

A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Macduff single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by the folks at Gordon & MacPhail. This particular bottling features whisky distilled by Macduff in the…  More info

Macduff 2000 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$53.59

Strathmill 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 2447) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Strathmill

With much of the malt this distillery produces making its way into J&B blended whisky, and no range of its own, it's to the independent bottlers that we look for releases. Here we have a single cask…  More info

Strathmill 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 2447) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$113.57

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10964) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Mortlach

A indie Mortlach single malt, matured in a refill hogshead cask for 8 years - from 2006 to 2015. Following its maturation, this Speysider was bottled by Douglas Laing for The Clan Denny range at 46%…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10964) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
$48.64

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old 35cl

35cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

A half bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year old, a multi-award winning whisky from Speyside. The Glenfiddich distillery was the first that William Grant ever built (the second was Balvenie).  More info

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old 35cl
3
$22.04

Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish

70cl, 40%
Glen Moray

A 2014 addition to Glen Moray's selection of Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, their Classic Port Cask Finish is treated to an 8 month finishing period in Tawny Port casks before being bottled.  More info

Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish
3
$31.98

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)
$47.46

Glenfiddich Select Cask

100cl, 40%
Glenfiddich

Launched for the travel retail market, Glenfiddich Select Cask is comprised of whisky from... Well, from select casks. These whiskies are then married together in a Solera vat, resulting in a rich…  More info

Glenfiddich Select Cask
5
$49.52

Tamdhu 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10570) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Tamdhu

An independently bottled Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a refill hogshead for 8 years. It was distilled in autumn 2006 and set aside to mature until autumn 2014, when it was then bottled…  More info

Tamdhu 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10570) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$44.15

Craigellachie 8 Year Old 2006 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Craigellachie

An independent bottling of 8 year old Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky, matured in two hogshead casks. It was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2015 with an outturn of 725 bottles, presented by…  More info

Craigellachie 8 Year Old 2006 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
1
$45.74

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
$60.25

Craigellachie 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 12112) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Craigellachie

Indie Craigellachie, aged for 20 years in a single Sherry butt! This comes to us via the Old Malt Cask range from Hunter Laing. It was distilled in September 1995 and matured until November 2015,…  More info

Craigellachie 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 12112) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$98.77

Tomintoul 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 11217) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 49.10%
Tomintoul

This is an independently bottled Tomintoul single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill hogshead cask for 25 years. It was distilled in August 1989 and bottled in February 2015 by Hunter…  More info

Tomintoul 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 11217) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$119.05

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