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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Speyside, Scotland
Home to more than half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside is the most densely populated whisky region in the world. Home to more than 50 distilleries, which are split into eight defined areas, Speyside malt -including the famous Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Aberlour and Glen Moray - are famed for their light, sweet, sherried flavour and long, characterful history.

Lying within the Highlands of Scotland, Speyside is split into eight geographical areas: Rothes, Strathisla, Lossie, Liver, Fridhorn, Dufftown, Deveron and Speyside Central.

For whisky purposes, the area is actually recognised as a sub-region of the Highlands. This is due to its high concentration of distilleries in the area and the similarities between them. Between the 2 regions they account for the lions share of the staggering one billion bottles of scotch are exported from Scotland every year.

History of Speyside Whisky

The exorbitant Scottish tax on liquor that was in place from 1644 to 1823 forced whiskey producers in the area to go underground as smugglers and bootleggers.
The issue for the crofters and shepherds who took the risk in making whiskey illegally was their requirement for an appropriately private place in which to do it. Luckily, the hills of Speyside, which were filled with caves and rough terrain, allowed them to produce their moonshine in the open air, whilst being able to spot the tax men coming from far off.

It was then a natural progression - once tax rates fell and legally produced whiskey became profitable again – for these bootleggers to move into the Spey Valley and establish legitimate distilleries using the same water, crops and climate as they been in secret for many a year.

Speyside has its own festival of whisky. First launched in 1999, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival attracts thousands of enthusiasts and connoisseurs each year to the region to celebrate its offerings.

Variants of Speyside Malt Whisky

With 84 working distilleries, Speyside offers a number of variants within its traditional style of light, sweet and honeyed whiskies.

Older variants of Speyside malts, particularly from the Macallan and Glenfarclas distilleries are often well-sherried and rich whiskies, matured in either ex-bourbon or ex-sherry casks.
Some of the younger Speyside whiskies, from distilleries including Allt-á-Bhainne and Glen Elgin, are lighter, sweeter and much subtler on the palate.

A general characteristic across all Speyside malts is their low or complete lack of peat, simply due to the local lack of it.

Generally speaking, however, Speyside malt whisky can be classified as falling into one of two, distinctly different baskets: Either the light, grassy whiskies such as Glenlivet; or the rich, sweet, sherried drams found within the casks of Glenrothes or Macallan.
FROOTBAT HAS 144 PRODUCTS FROM THE Speyside REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO Australia
FROOTBAT HAS 144 PRODUCTS FROM THE Speyside REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO Australia
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50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$37,399.994 buying options
30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$590.008 buying options
Forty 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie Forty 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$5,495.001 buying option
Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$679.991 buying option
Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml Bottle
$6.791 buying option
Triple Cask 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie Triple Cask 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$159.955 buying options
Unique Solera Reserve 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Unique Solera Reserve 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$89.991 buying option
Master Distillers Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet Master Distillers Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1lt Bottle
$169.991 buying option
Of Dufftown 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Singleton Of Dufftown 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$69.995 buying options
Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$75.002 buying options
The Major's Reserve Single Malt Whisky
Glen Grant The Major's Reserve Single Malt Whisky 750ml Bottle
$49.991 buying option
15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$134.956 buying options
Spode Decanter Ancient Reserve 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Spode Decanter Ancient Reserve 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$149.771 buying option
PortWood 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$260.004 buying options
DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$84.9010 buying options
30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Moray 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$500.002 buying options
Morgan Sports Car Club 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas Morgan Sports Car Club 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 500ml Bottle
$74.993 buying options
Sweet Wee Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laings Sweet Wee Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$110.001 buying option
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aultmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$88.903 buying options
10 Year Old V.O.H.M. Very Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour 10 Year Old V.O.H.M. Very Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$74.991 buying option
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Mortlach 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 500ml Bottle
$849.003 buying options
Chateau Cissac Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$130.001 buying option
of Dufftown 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Singleton of Dufftown 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$129.952 buying options
Balblair 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Balblair 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$109.991 buying option
12 Year Old Classic Golf Course St. Andrews Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Classic Golf Course St. Andrews Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml Bottle
$28.001 buying option
Connoisseurs Choice BenRiach Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice BenRiach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$169.991 buying option
15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cardhu 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$130.001 buying option
Hermitage Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach Hermitage Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$119.951 buying option
8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$76.495 buying options
Glen Grant 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$1,099.001 buying option
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Strathmill 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$499.003 buying options
100 Proof 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach 100 Proof 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$150.003 buying options
Flora & Fauna 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Inchgower Flora & Fauna 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$119.951 buying option
Peated Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish Single Cask 33 Year Old Single Malt
The BenRiach Peated Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish Single Cask 33 Year Old Single Malt 700ml Bottle
$359.991 buying option
Flora & Fauna 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Spey Flora & Fauna 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$114.951 buying option
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$69.996 buying options
13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$99.993 buying options
Rare Oak 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$799.991 buying option
18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$130.005 buying options
Cask Selection Gold Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cardhu Cask Selection Gold Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$89.951 buying option
White Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour White Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$99.952 buying options
of Dufftown 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$89.992 buying options
Origins Batch No.5 Golden Promise Barley Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach Origins Batch No.5 Golden Promise Barley Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$114.992 buying options
Curiositas Peated 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The BenRiach Curiositas Peated 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$83.997 buying options
of Dufftown Spey Cascade Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Singleton of Dufftown Spey Cascade Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$49.9512 buying options
Longmorn Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Longmorn Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$149.992 buying options
18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cardhu 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$146.003 buying options
Sherry Cask Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$140.001 buying option
23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Craigellachie 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$750.002 buying options
Flora & Fauna 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benrinnes Flora & Fauna 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$124.951 buying option
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