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 — Convalmore
Convalmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1975 / 2015 46%
Perhaps one of Scotland's rarest whiskies, the Convalmore distillery was one of Dufftown's 7 distilleries when it was founded in 1893, with fairly sporadic production until its closure in 1985. While the site remains mostly intact and the stills have been removed, the Grant's of Glenfiddich and Balvenie fame put the warehouses to use for their o...