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 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2006 / 2019 43%
Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, one of Scotland's oldest independent bottlers, this new distillery label release comes from the Strathisla distillery, distilled in 2006. Offering creamy vanilla custard combined with toffee and dried fruit flavours, this is a traditional Strathisla - mouth warming spice (black pepper, clove) and woody notes. Th...
Strathisla 12 years old 40%
Regarded by many as the most beautiful distillery in Scotland, Strathisla remains at the heart of the Chivas Regal blend. Flavours of cranachan, soft baked fruits, fruit cake, syrup, apricot and malted barley, this is a complex and charming single malt.