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 — BenRiach
BenRiach 10 years old 43%
This new whisky from BenRiach is the first major release under the independent ownership of Billy Walker and his team. A true expression of the distillery style, with orchard fruits (peach, apricot), baked apple and creamy vanilla. There is hint of honey with a delicate citrus, barley and spicy note that lingers in the finish. A fantastic new re...
BenRiach 'Curiositas' 10 years old peated 46%
This rare peated single malt from the Heartland of Speyside has wonderful overtones of peat reek, combined cleverly with a background of fruity, floral, heathery notes and an appealing presence of oak wood in the finish. Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion, after 10 years of matu...
BenRiach 12 year old Sherry Matured 46%
We welcome back the new edition of the much loved BenRiach 'Sherry Wood' which departed from our shelves three years ago. This new edition is fully sherry cask matured with an additional finishing period in PX and Oloroso casks. Baked fruit salad aromas with characteristic pear and apricot notes are complimented with creme caramel and toasted va...
BenRiach 'Dark Rum Finish' 22 years old 46%
This 22 year old whisky from Benriach distillery has been matured in American bourbon barrels and then finished in dark rum barrels sourced from Jamaica. Vanilla and poached pears with oak spice are notes found on the palate. This moves into juicy fruit notes of plums, nectarines and tangerine peel. Added to these notes is dark sugar, warm oak s...