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 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2005 / 2018 43%
Distilled in 2005 at Longmorn, this new vintage is part of Gordon & MacPhail's traditional distillery label series, re-launched this year in all new packaging. Situated just south of Elgin, Longmorn has a wonderfully delicate character, with bright notes of seville orange and dried fruit, joining cinnamon and nutmeg, and a background of milk...
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 'Old Malt Cask' 2003 / 15 years old 50% 200ml
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 been maturing in a refill Hogshead cask for 15 years before being bottled in to this dinky 200ml bottle - the ...