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 — Tormore
Tormore 'Cadenhead' 1984 / 30 years old 55.8%
Selected by the team at Wm. Cadenhead, this 1984 Tormore is by far the oldest whisky we have stocked from the distillery. Mark Watt from Cadenhead describes it as being rich with soft red fruit, ripe pears, toffee and spice, and with particularly gingery flavour on the palate. An exceptional gift for those celebrating a 30th anniversary or birth...