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Speyside

The region with the largest concentration of whisky producers

Speyside Single Malts are single malt Scotch whiskies distilled in Strathspey, the area around the River Spey in Moray and Badenoch and Strathspey, in northeastern Scotland.

With so many whiskies, there are few similarities across the region, though some of the whiskies which are considered to be the most refined and elegant are in Speyside.

The Speyside malts are the sweetest whiskies. Although they do not have as much body as some Highland malts, their flavours are richer and more complex with fruity, leafy and honeyed notes and a subtle delicacy of aroma which, once recognised, should be easy to identify.

Strathspey has the most distilleries of any of the whisky producing areas of Scotland.

Glenfiddich Age Of Discovery 19 YO Bourbon Cask Single Malt Whisky

The Great American Rivers once transported fine oak casks filled with American bourbon towards New Orleans. The Age Of Discovery was a time when cities were expanding. American whisky distilleries were producing more – Tennesee sour mash, bourbon and rye whiskies. Precious bourbon barrels were carried along the Mississippi river on paddle steamers, towards the bustling port of New Orleans. Bourbon casks could only be used once, their aromas and flavours released quickly, without being exhausted by long maturation. Excellent for ageing single malt Scotch.
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Wemyss The Hive 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

This is a blend of malt whiskies, with an emphasis on 12yo Speyside malt from both fresh and refill Sherry casks. The colour is rich and bronze, which hints at the sherry cask maturation. Nosing reveals sweetness and a hint of spice; reminiscent of fresh honey, toffee apples and cinnamon sticks. The rich, honeyed sweetness continues onto the palate; dominating over aromas of dessert spice and candied fruits. The lengthy finish is smooth and sweetly satisfying.
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Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6

The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 6 is a skillful marriage of some of the rarest treasures from the distillery’s Warehouse 24 – an unrepeatable selection of spirits sourced from seven traditional whisky casks and two sherry butts, whose ages span a number of decades, and which have all been hand-selected by Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart. The whisky was rested for several months in Tun 1401 – The Balvenie’s traditional oak marrying vessel – to create a single malt that enhances its already precious parts.  
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Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition 2012

Glenfiddich's sixth Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, continues the distillery's tradition of innovation with this latest creation. The Malt Master's Edition is matured twice, each time for a number of years, in two separate casks consecutively. First the whisky is aged in traditional oak for a period of years then in the highest quality sherry casks for its final years of maturation. This creates a rich, complex whisky with flavors imparted from both woods.
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Balvenie Peated Cask 17 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whiskey

THE BALVENIE Peated Cask, Aged 17 Years - Limited Edition In 2001, a heavily peated batch of barley was distilled at The Balvenie Distillery and was allowed to mature until The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, decided it was time to rejuvenate the maturation process and so the whisky was transferred to newly prepared traditional casks.
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