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 — Glendullan
Glendullan 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2004 / 2016 46%
This first fill bourbon cask Speyside whisky from Glendullan has a fresh, fruity aroma of vanilla honey with hints of orange and pineapple. The taste is sweet with a slight white peppery feel on the tongue. Followed by sweet taste of lemon, dark chocolate. This is medium body malt with a short finish, slightly spicy dry edge.