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 12 years old 43%
Tamdhu Distillery, which sits in the heart of Speyside, produces a classic rich, old fashioned, rounded style. The distillery fills exclusively ex-Sherry casks for the Tamdhu single malt. The twelve year old expression is full of dried fruits, sweet spiciness, and confectionary notes such as old fashioned boiled sweets and Scottish tablet. A ver...
Tamdhu 'Premier Barrel' 2009 / 10 years old 46%
Matured for 10 years in a single cask from the Tamdhu distillery and bottled in their distinctive ceramic decanters, this Premier Barrel bottling has a sweet and spicy favour, with barley sugar and malted barley joining sweet Christmas spices.
Tamdhu 'Batch Strength' Batch No. 5 59.8%
Tamdhu Distillery, which sits in the heart of Speyside, produces a classic rich, old fashioned, rounded style. This latest 'Batch Strength' edition is fully matured in ex-oloroso sherry casks and oozes warm vanilla, cinnamon spices and roasted brazil nuts. The mouthfeel is weighty and thick, with dried fruits like sultana, currants and a hint of...