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 — Glen Elgin
Glen Elgin 'Single Malts of Scotland' 13 years old 48%
Selected by the Single Malts of Scotland for their new 'Reserve Casks' range, this 13 year old Glen Elgin carries a citrus, sweet fruit and elegant spicy wood. The nose starts with fizzy pear and cider apples, old-fashioned boiled sweets: bubblegum, strawberry bonbons and rhubarb and custard candies. The palate is citric and gingery to start, wi...
Glen Elgin 12 years old 43%
Some might think the release of a range of whisky under the name Hidden Malts a bit strange, but this is not because they have been carefully concealed. The explanation is that these fine malt whiskies, which will naturally appeal to those who appreciate the finest Scots produce, have until now been available only as very rare bottlings. And the...