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Speyside

The region with the largest concentration of whisky producers

Speyside Single Malts are single malt Scotch whiskies distilled in Strathspey, the area around the River Spey in Moray and Badenoch and Strathspey, in northeastern Scotland.

With so many whiskies, there are few similarities across the region, though some of the whiskies which are considered to be the most refined and elegant are in Speyside.

The Speyside malts are the sweetest whiskies. Although they do not have as much body as some Highland malts, their flavours are richer and more complex with fruity, leafy and honeyed notes and a subtle delicacy of aroma which, once recognised, should be easy to identify.

Strathspey has the most distilleries of any of the whisky producing areas of Scotland.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1973 Cask 2578 Single Malt Whisky

A wonderful lighter whisky. From a sherry cask but without the rich colour you will find with other whiskies from The Family Casks collection. However, its still rather dark. This whisky is fresh and lively, and makes for a superb aperitif. A little vanilla first, followed by some smoke, then light citrus notes. A beautiful full whisky that deserves time for you to appreciate it fully. Bottled 2007.
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Chivas Regal Scotch Ultis (750ml)

The aroma of this tawny whisky is distinctly fruit forward, packed with apples, pears and peaches, as well as honey and Sherry notes in the background. The palate reads as relatively dry at first, showing leather, cigar wrapper and oak, plus a fleeting dark-honey note midpalate that rounds out to a creme brulee sensation. It finishes with clove-spiked warmth and a mouthwatering flash of salinity.
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