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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.

The Macallan - Edition No.1

This natural color whisky, bottled at 48% ABV, was created by Macallan master whisky maker Bob Dalgarno. Tasting notes from the distillery suggest hints of orange, apple and dried fruit on the nose, leading into wood spices on the palate supported by nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of dried ginger and toffee. The finish, meanwhile, is medium to long and lingering.
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Craigellachie

The Craigellachie distillery was built in 1891, in Aberlour, Banffshire near the village of Craigellachie, by Craigellachie Distillery Co. Limited, a group of blenders and merchants led by Alexander Edward. Two years later (1893) it was incorporated as a limited company and in 1896 it was reconstructed as Craigellachie-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd.

The Glenlivet XXV

The XXV is a batch-produced whisky finished in individually selected ex-sherry butts. The Oloroso-soaked oak imparts a nutty spiciness and enriches the flavour of the expression. Each cask is individually monitored in the finishing process to ensure only the subtlest sherry tones are added to this intense, silky and elegant whisky.
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