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 — Kininvie
Kininvie 23 years old 42.6% 350ml
At the time of its construction in 1990 by William Grant & Sons, the family owners of the Glenfiddich distillery, Kininvie was not intended to be released as a single malt, instead its production was destined for blending purposes. In the last few years the family have made available just 3 releases from the distillery, and batch no. 3 marks...