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 — Dailuaine
Dailuaine 'Old Particualr' 2008 / 10 years old 48.4%
Filled into a sherry butt in July 2008 and matured for 10 years, this new release from the Old Particular range is the perfect dram to warm up with on an Autumn evening. The nose as described by Fred Laing is fresh and full with syrupy fruit salad and cereal notes (barley), moving to spices and toffee on the palate. The sherry cask maturation sh...
Dailuaine 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 10 years old 59.9%
This expression of Dailuaine was disgorged from three hogsheads, and yealded 774 bottles. Dailuaine is in high demand from master blenders across Scotland, valued especially for its body and character. On the nose this bottling features fruit salad, cerial notes, and popcorn. On the palate buttered toast, mocha, and vanilla pods. We found Cocoa ...