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
Singleton of Glendullan 'Game of Thrones House Tully' 40%
The light straw shimmer of this liquid hints that the cask lineage of this single malt is 100% ex-Bourbon casks; that's confirmed by the heavy Madagascar vanilla opening on the nose followed by a suggestion of sweet, clove spice that develops over time.On the palate it's initially driven by orchard fruits like apple; the clove returns but now wi...
Glendullan 'Signatory' 2007 / 12 years old 46%
Filled from a pair of hogshead casks from the Glendullan distillery, this new 12 year old Signatory Vintage has a beautiful spirit-driven character, showing the influence of barley and distillation over the wood. The nose is fresh and sweet, with green apples, white chocolate and a creamy rice-pudding or ambrosia aroma. The palate carries the sa...