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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.

Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 45.9%
The Glenlivet

They’ve done it again! The second in Gordon and MacPhail’s Generations range, that’s right, the second ever 70 year old whisky! It looks unbelievable when written down, but this genuinely is a 70…  More info

Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail)
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Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 20cl - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail)

20cl, 45.9%
The Glenlivet

They’ve done it again! The second in Gordon and MacPhail’s Generations range, that’s right, the second ever 70 year old whisky! It looks unbelievable when written down, but this genuinely is a 70…  More info

Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 20cl - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail)

Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Single Cask “for the chaps at Master of Malt”

70cl, 50%
Glenfarclas

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Glenfarclas to bring you this absolutely stunning single cask, 50 year old whisky. This is one-of-a-kind bottling, as evidenced by the bottling number "decanter…  More info

Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Single Cask “for the chaps at Master of Malt”

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 (cask 5745) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
The Macallan

This was distilled at Macallan in the Autumn of 1997. It was then aged for 12 years in refill hogshead number 5745 before bottling by Douglas Laing in the Winter of 2010.  More info

Macallan 12 Year Old 1997 (cask 5745) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 15 Year Old 1992 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

A 15 year old Mortlach from Signatory. This was distilled on the 3rd June 1992 and aged in hogsheads 4985 and 4986 before bottling on the 8th April 2008. A release of 828 individually numbered…  More info

Mortlach 15 Year Old 1992 (Signatory)

Cragganmore 16 Year Old 1992 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Cragganmore

A 16 year old, un-chillfiltered Cragganmore. This was distilled on the 8th April 1992 and aged in hogsheads 1459 and 1460 before bottling on the 15th September 2008. A release of 624 numbered bottles…  More info

Cragganmore 16 Year Old 1992 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Defending the stockade”

70cl, 43%
Glenfarclas

This is part of a release of 600 individually numbered bottles of amazing 40 year old Glenfarclas. Each bottle has a lovely label featuring artwork celebrating Scottish literature. There are 30 label…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Defending the stockade”

Caperdonich 40 Year Old 1968 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52%
Caperdonich

Aged for a whopping 40 years, this Caperdonich is an incredible whisky from Duncan Taylor's Peerless range. Each whisky in the range is aged for at least 40 years in the vaults of the distilleries…  More info

Caperdonich 40 Year Old 1968 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

Glen Moray 19 Year Old 1991 (cask 2997) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 52.6%
Glen Moray

A vintage Glen Moray from the new Carn Mor range. This was distilled on the 4th April 1991 and aged for 19 years in hogshead 2997 before bottling on the 20th September 2010. A release of 81 bottles.  More info

Glen Moray 19 Year Old 1991 (cask 2997) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

Dailuaine 12 Year Old 1997 Cask 4233 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Dailuaine

This was distilled at Dailuaine on the 26th of March 1997 and aged in a single hogshead (cask 4233) for 12 years before bottling by Signatory as a release of 387 bottles of unchillfiltered whisky…  More info

Dailuaine 12 Year Old 1997 Cask 4233 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
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Cragganmore 11 Year Old 2000 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Cragganmore

This eleven year old Cragganmore was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample…  More info

Cragganmore 11 Year Old 2000 - Old Malt Cask  (Douglas Laing)

Craigellachie 12 Year Old 1999 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Craigellachie

This is a twelve year old Craigellachie from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Malt Cask Range. This Speysider has been aged in an ex-sherry butt and displays lots of fruity flavours.  More info

Craigellachie 12 Year Old 1999 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Craigellachie 11 Year Old 1999 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Craigellachie

This eleven year old Craigellachie was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample…  More info

Craigellachie 11 Year Old 1999 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glen Grant 12 Year Old 1998 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Glen Grant

This twelve year old Glen Grant was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample bottles…  More info

Glen Grant 12 Year Old 1998 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glentauchers 11 Year Old 2000 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Glentauchers

This eleven year old Glentauchers was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample…  More info

Glentauchers 11 Year Old 2000 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Allt a Bhainne 14 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Allt-á-Bhainne

This twelve year old Allt a Bhainne was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample…  More info

Allt a Bhainne 14 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Allt a Bhainne 11 Year Old 2000 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Allt-á-Bhainne

This eleven year old Allt A Bhainne was bottled by Douglas Laing for the 20cl range of their Old Malt Cask brand. These are known as the 'Advance Samples' and are designed to replicate the sample…  More info

Allt a Bhainne 11 Year Old 2000 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Balvenie Tun 1401 - Batch 4

70cl, 50.4%
Balvenie

The Balvenie Tun 1401 was a very popular series for the distillery in Speyside, named after the favourite marrying tun of Malt Master David Stewart (the range has since evolved into the Balvenie Tun…  More info

Balvenie Tun 1401 - Batch 4
$363.71

BenRiach Vestige 1966 (cask 2381)

70cl, 44.1%
BenRiach

Vestige is the penultimate 1966 vintage cask in the BenRiach warehouse, the oldest vintage they have. Distilled on 21st September 1966, just 46 bottles were produced from the hogshead after a 46 year…  More info

BenRiach Vestige 1966 (cask 2381)
$4,148.02

Glentauchers 16 Year Old 1996 (casks 1393+1394) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.8%
Glentauchers

Signatory always find wonderful whiskies for their Cask Strength Collection, and they've stuck gold with this 16 year old Glentauchers. Two bourbon barrels full of liquid gold (or whisky, as some…  More info

Glentauchers 16 Year Old 1996 (casks 1393+1394) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glendullan 12 Year Old - 1960s

75cl, 47%
Glendullan

This incredibly collectible bottle of Glendullan 12 Year Old from the 1960s comes with a fancy presentation box and, evidently, some sort of silver spaceship.  More info

Glendullan 12 Year Old  - 1960s
$311.80

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release X - Shotgun and Rifle Cleaning Kit

70cl, 46.5%
Glenfarclas

A collaborative effort between Glenfarclas and William & Son. They have created a limited edition shotgun and rifle cleaning kit which includes an incredibly rare bottle of Glenfarclas 1963 Family…  More info

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release X - Shotgun and Rifle Cleaning Kit
$7,270.20

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old - 1970s

75cl, 43%
The Glenlivet

An antique bottle of The Glenlivet 12 year old, from the 1970s. What type of whisky is it, you ask? Why, it's "Unblended all malt Scotch whisky" (single malt), of course!  More info

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old - 1970s
$124.72

The Macallan in Lalique Spiritual Home 62 Year Old - The Six Pillars Collection

70cl, 53.1%
The Macallan

'The Spiritual Home' is the fifth edition of The Macallan In Lalique, a legendary series from the distillery in Speyside in collaboration with the French masters of crystal, Lalique. At 62 years…  More info

The Macallan in Lalique Spiritual Home 62 Year Old - The Six Pillars Collection
$16,629.46

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 32) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)

35cl, 58%
The Macallan

Part of the fourth Macallan Masters of Photography project. With the photographs taken by acclaimed photographer Elliott Erwitt from his Great Scottish Adventure and whisky chosen to match these…  More info

Macallan Great Scottish Adventure (Print 32) - Elliott Erwitt (Masters of Photography)
$1,039.33

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