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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 138 PRODUCTS FROM THE Speyside REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
FROOTBAT HAS 138 PRODUCTS FROM THE Speyside REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
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Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$399.9925 buying options
Forty 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie Forty 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$4,679.994 buying options
Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml Bottle
$3.993 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
$49.9927 buying options
Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$294.294 buying options
23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Craigellachie 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$189.5911 buying options
Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$57.993 buying options
XXV 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet XXV 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$389.9914 buying options
The Major's Reserve Single Malt Whisky
Glen Grant The Major's Reserve Single Malt Whisky 750ml Bottle
$34.992 buying options
Muirheads 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Silver Seal Muirheads 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$44.998 buying options
18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$99.997 buying options
Septendecim Peated 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The BenRiach Septendecim Peated 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$94.983 buying options
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$39.9924 buying options
The Peated Malt Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt Speyside Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$39.993 buying options
15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lismore 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$39.9912 buying options
Double Cask Matured 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour Double Cask Matured 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$61.9918 buying options
Rare Collection Vintage Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Rare Collection Vintage Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$5,699.992 buying options
Limited Edition 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenrothes Limited Edition 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$899.992 buying options
Speymalt From Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Speymalt From Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$999.991 buying option
Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1.75lt Bottle
$69.991 buying option
Founder's Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$24.9931 buying options
Allt A Bhainne 31 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Chieftains Allt A Bhainne 31 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$419.991 buying option
Sweet Wee Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laings Sweet Wee Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$63.996 buying options
Treasures The Gold Selection Balmenach 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Glenkeir Treasures The Gold Selection Balmenach 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 750ml Bottle
$299.991 buying option
Small Batch Glen Moray 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cadenheads Small Batch Glen Moray 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$199.991 buying option
Glen Grant 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Exclusive Malts Glen Grant 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$129.991 buying option
The Octave MacDuff Cask Strength 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor The Octave MacDuff Cask Strength 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$115.991 buying option
Malt Master's Edition Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$99.991 buying option
Mortlach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$89.993 buying options
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cragganmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$52.957 buying options
Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1lt Bottle
$49.991 buying option
The Macphails Collection Glenrothes 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Gordon & MacPhail The Macphails Collection Glenrothes 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 750ml Bottle
$35.996 buying options
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lismore Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$19.993 buying options
Single Barrel 25 Year Old Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 Year Old Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$499.9910 buying options
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml Bottle
$3.995 buying options
DoubleWood 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$114.9937 buying options
12 Year Old Port Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach 12 Year Old Port Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$109.991 buying option
Nadurra First Fill Selection Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$77.9911 buying options
Of Dufftown 28 Year Old Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Singleton Of Dufftown 28 Year Old Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$749.991 buying option
Archive 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$199.9929 buying options
21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$169.995 buying options
Cask Strength Collection Braeval 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Collection Braeval 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 750ml Bottle
$79.991 buying option
15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$47.9734 buying options
Tun 1401 Batch 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$1,999.971 buying option
25 Year Old Portwood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Moray 25 Year Old Portwood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$24.993 buying options
100 Proof Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lismore 100 Proof Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$24.992 buying options
The Legend 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lismore The Legend 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$79.999 buying options
Snow Phoenix Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$799.002 buying options
Limited Edition Aged 30 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Auchroisk Limited Edition Aged 30 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$599.991 buying option
The Glenlivet Cask Collection 34 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A.D. Rattray The Glenlivet Cask Collection 34 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$354.991 buying option
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