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 — Strathisla
Strathisla 'Signatory' 2007 / 10 years old 46%
The picturesque Strathisla distillery near Keith in Speyside is one of the Highlands oldest working distilleries traditionally producing a sweet and fruity style of whisky, with rich malty notes and a full texture. This whisky has been bottled from two Hogshead casks for Signatory Vintage's 'Un-Chillfiltered' collection. After 10 years maturatio...
Strathisla 12 years old 40%
'Lovely mid-weight malt that's softer than the nose initially suggests. Great momentum in the mouth with cranachan, soft baked fruits, fruit cake, syrup, apricot and malt... Charming, subtle and gorgeous.' Dave Broom, Whisky Magazine Jan 2003