Speyside

Speyside Malts, from the region around the river Spey, is the most concentrated area of distilleries in Scotland. A lot of the famous names are there, but, as with everything, we focus on the great whiskies that are value for money, not the showy big names. 
As with all the other regions, we focus on independent bottlers, with some super expressions of well and lesser known distilleries. 
Do look at Tamdhu as well. Once owned by Macallan, they closed and sold the distillery in 2012 and new owners, Ian Macleod Distillers, have done a brilliant job with this super distillery. 
My favourite producers

Benromach 10 Year Old 70cl
Rich sherry flavours with forest fruits and a delicate smoke note. This whisky takes you back to the 1930s when Speyside malts tended to have a touch of peat.
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Gordon & Macphail Ardmore 1996 70cl
Uncoloured and Unfiltered as it should be! Ardmore is known for it's distinctive peaty character unusual for a Highland Malt, and I think one of the hidden gems in Scotland. The distillery is less than 120 years old and it...
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