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 — Longmorn
Longmorn 16 years old 48%
The long-awaited Longmorn 16 year old is finally on NZ shelves. Released in 2005 to replace the Longmorn 14, this whisky is seldom seen in NZ and we are delighted to have it back in stock. Chocolate and oranges are the hallmark of this great Speyside distillery, and it comes presented in one of the smartest bottles we've ever seen.
Longmorn 'Old Particular' 2003 / 15 years old 48.4%
Situated south of Elgin in an area known as Fogwatt in Speyside, the Longmorn distillery produces a whisky with a complex character, with notes of citrus (orange blossom, orange zest) and ginger. This particular single cask bottling has these qualities, along with coconut, juicy barley and cocoa and plenty of ripe tangerine and ginger stem, with...
Longmorn 'Signatory' 2002 / 16 years old 55.3%
Situated just south of Elgin in Speyside, Scotland, the Longmorn distillery remains one of the key malts in some of the world's most famous blends. The house style is complex, fragrant and scented with orange notes (peel, blossom) and delicate notes of wild honey and freshly baked citrus loaf, often with a drying orange-chocolate edge in the fin...