Speyside is home to half of the distilleries in Scotland, each with its own distinct charm and whisky-making traditions.
The Glenlivet: One of the most famous and historic distilleries in Scotland, The Glenlivet creates smooth, floral whiskies. Established in 1824, many consider it the benchmark for Speyside malts.
Macallan: Known for its rich and complex whiskies, Macallan uses exceptional sherry-seasoned oak casks for ageing. Imparting a unique character to its expressions. The distillery's commitment to quality has made it highly sought after by collectors.
Glenfiddich: A pioneer in promoting single malt scotch whisky globally. Glenfiddich is celebrates a taste profile of pear and apple notes.
Balvenie: Many enthusiasts and experts praise Balvenie for its traditional craftsmanship. The distillery grows its own barley, malts it in traditional floor maltings, and has coopers on-site who craft and repair casks, ensuring exceptional quality and consistency.
Aberlour: Aberlour whiskies, near the Spey River, are rich, sherry-influenced character. The distillery often produces whiskies with layers of complexity, offering flavours of dried fruit, spices, and chocolate.
Glenfarclas: Near the Spey River, Glenfarclas is rich with sherry-influenced character, making it a prominent distillery in Speyside.
Each distillery in Speyside contributes to the region's reputation for excellence in whisky production. The craftsmanship, dedication, and passion of the people behind these distilleries make Speyside whiskies a true embodiment of Scotland's proud whisky-making heritage.
Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a meticulously crafted cocktail, Speyside whiskies continue to captivate the senses of enthusiasts worldwide, offering a taste of the region's rich traditions and natural beauty in every sip.