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 — Tamdhu
Tamdhu 'Old Particular' 2006 / 11 years old 48.4%
Situated at the village of Knockando in Speyside, the Tamdhu distillery makes a soft and very approachable dram, and this new expression comes from the team at Douglas Laing & Co, a famous Scottish independent bottler. The aroma the tradtional Speyside whisky style, fruity, sweet and spiced - stewed apples, cinnamon and a note of fruit salad...