Glen Spey Distillery

Founded in 1878
Glen Spey is located in Rothes, Aberlour, Banffshire, in the heart of Speyside.

The distillery was founded under the name of 'Mill of Rothes,' since it started its life as an oatmeal mill. Founder James Stuart was a corn merchant, he bought Macallan after selling Glen Spey.

In 1887, it was sold to the Gilbey company of London. They owned it until 1970. Business went fairly well. In 1970, the stills were doubled, though there were not so many official bottlings.

Doonie's Spring is the main water source of Glen Spey. The distillery owns two sets of stills, with 7,500 and 12,000 liter capacity. It has a lantern shape to cause reflux.

Glen Spey still uses purifiers in production. Maltings are unpeated, and acquired from Diageo's industrial maltings. The Glen Spey single malt is aged in a combination of Bourbon, Sherry and Hogshead casks.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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What does Glen Spey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Glen Spey Scotch. It's based on all Glen Spey drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Glen Spey before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Rothes, Aberlour AB38 7AT, United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1340 832000
  • Website
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'Millhaugh' was an alternative name for Glen Spey's single malt Whiskies.

Whisky from Glen Spey was always used in blends. The most known blend is J&B.
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, malts from these fifty or so Speyside distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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Scotch from Glen Spey