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 — Aultmore
Aultmore 'Signatory' 2008 / 11 years old 43%
Drams from Aultmore distillery have been next to impossible to source for many years as the malt is in high demand by master blenders. Aultmore is soft and complex on the nose, but with a weighty body and full flavour on the palate. Maturation in hogsheads has brought forth subtle spice notes and confectionary.