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 — Inchgower
Inchgower 'Cadenhead' 2009 / 9 years old 56.5%
From Inchgower distillery in Speyside, this Cadenhead bottling has been matured in two Sherry Hogsheads for nine years. The nose offers up notes of raisins, digestive biscuits and ham. The palate has juicy notes of blackcurrant syrup, plum jam and warming stewed fruits. To finish, there is a chewy texture and with it, a subtle peppermint and gre...
Inchgower 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2007 / 2016 46%
The Inchgower distillery lies at the mouth of the Spey river, on the northern shore of Scotland near Buckie. This particular release comes from casks filled in 2007 at Inchgower, and were matured until their selection and bottling in 2016. The nose gives off a very intriguing aroma of beeswax and clotted cream, moving to summer berries and an e...
Inchgower 'Signatory' 2007 / 10 years old 46%
Situated on the north eastern shores of the Speyside region, Inchgower is one of the areas lesser-known distilleries. Flavours common to the distillery are creme brulee, over-ripe fruits (apple, pear, melon) and hints of nutty spice.