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 — Glentauchers
Glentauchers 'Cadenhead' 2007 / 11 years old 57.9%
From Speyside distillery Glentauchers, Cadenhead?s brings us this 11 year old single malt whisky. The nose has a warmth to it, with notes of banana loaf, barley and a sweetness from marshmallow. This sweetness is carried through to the palate, offering up candy cane, root ginger and apple skin notes. To balance out the sweetness the finish is pe...
Glentauchers 17 years old Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Compan
This Speyside has a lovely, sweet, fruity nose with honey, peaches, apples with toffee and some oakiness. The taste has honey sweetness, slightly dry with subtle spice. The finish is medium with honey syrup coming though and some hints of fruit.
Glentauchers 'Cadenhead' 2010 / 9 years old 55.1%
Matured for 9 years in a combination of sherry and bourbon barrels, this Glentauchers is a sweet and woody treat - sherry cask notes of bread and butter pudding, dark cherries and butterscotch lead the aromas, with dry sherry, dark chocolate and raspberry adding contrasting dryness. The sherry influence continues with more fruit, cloves and all ...