The Speyside (Strathspey) region stretches from the west of the Spey River near Kingussie to Buckie and back north up to near Forres. There are around 50 producing single malt distilleries together with a few that are now sadly closed. Strathspey is the heart of the Scotch whisky business, producing the vast majority of whisky used in blends and also sold as a single malt, and some of these whiskies are the backbone of Scotland's most famous blends.
There is great diversity of styles in the area, from soft and delicate through to rich and robust, and even some traditional peated whiskies too - this is the region that has it all, and is for many the quintessential example of the Scotch whisky style.
Speyside Region — An Cnoc (Knockdhu Distillery)
An Cnoc 18 years old 46%
This latest release from the Knockdhu distillery has been selected from American oak and sherry casks after 18 years of maturation. This is a heavier dram, with the sherry casks bringing a dried fruit, chocolate and ripe orange flavour and aroma to the classic notes of vanilla, honey and summer fruits. The aftertaste is full of spices and is dis...
An Cnoc 12 years old 40%
anCnoc, from the Knockdhu distillery remains one of our favourite single malts from Scotland. It is light and smooth with a surprising depth of flavour. On the nose you get fruity floral notes with some lemon, honey and vanilla creme brulee. The palate is full and sweet, with a good body (mouthfeel) and lingering on a delicate spice and vanilla/...
An Cnoc 'Peatheart' 46%
Made from barley that has been heavily peated, Peatheart is the newest expression from the Knockdhu distillery. Though once the primary fuel source for drying barley, in the Highland's of Scotland few distilleries remain who produce whisky in this style. Initially very smoky on the nose, the peat gives way to a surge of ripe fruity aromas classi...