speyside

Speyside is home to two thirds of Scotland`s malt whisky distilleries due to the rich and fertile soil and abundance of natural spring water. Spey side whiskies are known for their elegance and complexity.


Tamnavulin 12 Years Old:

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Distillery Bottling

IMG_0286Another soft, yet characterful, Speysider with a really pronounced maltiness on the palate. An aromatic malt, whose floral notes make it an excellent aperitif. Aged in Oak Casks, Rich & Mellow.

 

 

 

 


Kininvie 17 Years Old, Batch 1, 42.6%vol

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Distillery Bottling

IMG_0339The first batch of single malt to carry the distillery’s name on the label, this 17-year-old Kininvie was distilled in 1996. With American Oak Barrels and some sherry wood influence, this is a rich and floral peaty single-malt with apple, custard, and spice on the finish. Exclusively available in Travel Retail.

 

 

 


The Balvenie:

Triple Cask range, which comprises 12 year old, 16 year old and 25 year old expressions, is created by combining The Balvenie that has matured in the three most traditional types of cask – first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry – in a large wooden vessel known as a marrying tun. These new marriages of The Balvenie are made to precise recipes refined over time by our Malt Master David Stewart to ensure that each captures the distillery’s distinctive rich, smooth and honeyed style.

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Taste Notes: Aged 12 years: Elegantly sweet and spicy, with a mellow taste of dried fruits, vanilla and cinnamon. Aged 16 years: Delivers a rich vanilla sweetness alongside hints of toffee and gentle oak. Aged 25 years: Deep, rich and complex, with silky oak and spice and an exceptionally long and warming finish.

 

 

 


 

Benromach Wood Finish 45%vol

Speyside Single Malt Scotch, The Benromach Distillery

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This beautiful Benromach Wood Finish is matured in First Fill Bourbon barrels, followed by 18 month in Sassicaia casks from the fashionable wine-producing region of Bohlgeri in Tuscany.

The nose is brimming with luscious red berries and hints of ginger and cinnamon, complemented by a subtle sense of smoke. The initial peppery palate gives way to a ripe bowl of flavours… strawberries, raspberries, orange zest … and you can detect milk chocolate drops, too.

 


Glenfiddich Age of Discovery 19 years old, 40%vol

Speyside, Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown

IMG_0566An earthy, bright whisky with a warmth that fades to long sweetness. The Madeira cask gives it an incredible, rich depth. Deep earthy aromas of sweet ripe fig and orange marmalade create a backdrop to bright notes –fresh gooseberry and grapes ripening on the vine. Rich, spicy cinnamon and crushed black pepper rest on a deep earthy base. Caramelised fruits, crystallised ginger, raisins and hints of dry oak unravel. A satisfying, silky smooth, almost oily texture. Dry with warmth that fades into sweet marmalade notes.

 


The Singleton, Double Matured 40%vol

Speyside, The Glendullan Distillery
IMG_0416To create The Singleton of Glendullan Double Matured, Whiskies were Matured in separately in Casks of American and European Oak into special Marrying casks, where in time they developed added complexity and Perfect Harmony of Rich Flavours. Ripe, full and elegant, It has creamy sweet aromas of Honey Fudge, Caramels, Vanilla and Milk Chocolate. The palate is sweet and lively, with creamy Vanilla and rewarding notes of dried Fruit and caramelised Orange.

Exclusive to Travel Retail


The Singleton of Dufftown Classic 40%vol

Speyside, The Glendullan Distillery

IMG_0413Perfectly Matured Casks were carefully selected to craft this Glendullan Classic, an Exceptional Malt that expresses with a new clarity the Naturally elegant, Balanced Character of the Whisky made at Glendullan since 1897. Vibrant and warming, it has creamy sweet Aromas of Sandalwood, Shortbread and Strawberry-scented Ice cream. The Palate is sweet and soft, with finely balanced layers of fresh Apple and Pear Fruit and enticing, bittersweet Orange peel joined by a twist of Ginger.

Exclusive to Travel Retail

 


Macallan Select Oak, The 1824 Collection Scotch Whisky    100cl 40%vol

Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottling

IMG_0057The 1824 Collection is a range of Macallans released for the travel retail market. The Select Oak edition is a complex combination of first-fill European oak cask seasoned with oloroso sherry, and American oak cask seasoned with either oloroso sherry or bourbon. A Singlemalt of Extraordinary Smoothness and remarkable Sweetness and Depth.

 

 

 


Glenfiddich 40 years old, 75cl 45.9%vol

Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottling,

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INTENSE DRIED FRUIT, ROASTED COFFEE, STEWED APPLE, HINT OF DRY OAK, BITTER CHOCOLATE AND FAINT PEAT

An exemplary single malt. The Malt Master handpicks some of the oldest casks in the world, marrying 40 year old vattings to craft a peerless whisky. Infinite depth and layer upon layer of aroma and flavour create a 40 year old unrivalled by other rare whiskies of this age. Each bottle is individually numbered and wrapped in hand-stitched calf leather. Each is accompanied by a leather bound book telling its 40 year old story, with certification hand-signed by the companies longest-serving craftsmen. Only 600 bottles are released to the world each year. Each batch eagerly anticipated by the experts.

COLOUR: Dark mahogany. NOSE: Beautifully rich and aromatic with layer upon layer of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries. Occasional wafts of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves. TASTE: Silky smooth and luxuriously mouth coating. The initial flavours are intense dried fruits, Christmas cake, dates, raisins and stewed apples. Over time slightly dryish oak notes appear with some bitter chocolate and just the merest hint of peat. FINISH: Incredibly long lasting and complex – a truly memorable experience.


Glenlivet Master Distiller`s Reserve Scotch Whisky, 100cl 40%vol

Speyside, Single Malt Whisky, Distillery Bottling

img_0170This special edition of Glenlivet that was originally released as a travel retail exclusive. Designed by Alan Winchester, only the 3rd Master Distiller at Glenlivet since their 1817 founding, and combining whisky matured in both first and refill casks from both Europe and the USA.

 

 

 


The Balvenie Forty, 40 years old 48.5% vol.

Speyside, Distillery Banffshire

img_0581To create The Balvenie Forty, Balvenie`s Malt Master David Stewart has skilfully married together small amounts of The Balvenie matured in 4 refill hogsheads and 3 sherry butts that have lain in the warehouses for at least forty years.

TASTING NOTES
NOSE
Rich oak notes overlaid with baked apple, stewed fruits and soft leather. The addition of a little water releases sweet fruit notes and hints of vanilla.
TASTE
Silky texture delivers a beautifully mouth-coating sweetness and a spicy sensation of cloves, cinnamon and ginger. The flavour develops into a gentle oakiness with hints of dark chocolate, roasted almonds and sherried fruitiness.
FINISH
Rich, warming and slightly dry.


Macallan Amber 40%vol

Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottling

 This amber spirit is polite, almost apologetic at first, with a floral, citrus sweet nose that gains presence, commanding a chorus of sweet vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain. Raisin, sultana and cinnamon look on as toffee apples and candy floss step into the limelight. On the palate, fresh green apples and lemons mingle with cinnamon. Ginger notes hover as fruit takes over, with subtle oak lingering in the wings. The finale is light to medium, with soft fruits and cereal, slightly dry.

 

 


Aultmore of the Foggie Moss, 12 years old 46% vol

Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottling

The 12 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled in 2014 for the Last Great Malts by Dewar’s. A refreshing dram, with plenty of vanilla, honey and citrus, alongside a touch of grassiness. It’s been quite a while since a distillery bottling of Aultmore has been released.
Fairly sweet caramel aftertaste with a nice punch to it. Would definitely recommend this single malt scotch for novices and whiskey lovers alike. A higher proof non chill filtered and no color added. Just agood ole green apples and honey Speyside. Very smooth and excellent in taste.

Aultmore is located in the Speyside region of Scotland, between the towns of Keith and Fochabers. It sits in a small hollow known locally at ‘The Foggie Moss’.  The distillery was founded in 1896 by Alexander Edward, who also owned the Benrinnes and had co-founded Craigellachie, although production did not begin until 1897. The name is derived from Allt Mòr, the water source for the distillery, and this translates as ‘big stream’ from Gaelic.

Character: Vanilla, Pear, Apple, Custard


Glen Grant, 10 years old, 40%vol

Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottling

Very reliable quality Speyside from a distillery founded in 1840. Glen Grant is one of the world’s best-selling single malts and is particularly popular in Italy. A huge 95 points from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013, along with the title of Single Malt of the Year (10yo & Under).