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 — Dallas Dhu
Dallas Dhu 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1980 / 2014 43%
Dallas Dhu closed its doors in the infamous year of 1983, when a number of famous distilleries ceased operations, and the whisky is becoming increasingly hard to get. This particular expression from Gordon & MacPhail has delicate Sherry influences and hints of green apples and pears on the nose. This carries onto the palate with orange and r...