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Speyside Scotch

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, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavor variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavors. 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, hence the variety between light and grassy malts such as The Glenlivet, and the rich and sweet likes of The Macallan, a chameleon of sorts.

Speyside took its name from the river Spey and is bordered by the rivers Findhorn to the west and Deveron to the east. The Speyside area is traditionally split into eight defined towns and areas: Rothes, Strathisla, Lossie, Liver, Fridhorn, Dufftown, Deveron and Speyside Central.

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What is Blended Scotch?
Blended Scotch Whisky is made by blending together a number of single malts and grain Whiskies.   
Scotch Whisky vs. Irish Whiskey
Scotch is typically made from malted barley, and other grains, in a copper pot still and matured for a minimum of three years. Irish Whiskey is typically made from unmalted barley, and other grains, in a copper pot still and matured for a minimum of three years.  
What are the 5 regions of Scotch?
There are five Scotch Whisky regions - Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside.
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Speyside Scotch
Annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky festival takes place at the end of April and is one of the most important Whisky events in Scotland and the right place for meeting the Whisky makers & fellow Scotch lovers. If you miss it, go to Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail through seven Speyside distilleries.
Speyside Scotch
The “Big 3” single malts are #1 Glenlivet, #2 The Macallan, and #3 Glenfiddich. Together, they produce over 20 million bottles of Whisky per year — the vast majority of which is used in their respective single malt offerings.
Speyside Scotch
The most expensive Whisky ever sold was from Speyside: The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926 which was auctioned for old for $1.9 million in 2019.
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