Founded in 1957
Speyside Distillery is located in Speyside, a fact which should surprise no one. Thought of as one of Scotland's most attractive distilleries the Speyside, it is tucked into woods near the hamlet of Drumguish.

Speyside is a young distillery. Founded in 1962 by George Christie, the facility was built by hand over the course of more than twenty years, finally completed in 1987.

Whisky production didn't begin until 1990. Speyside released its first single malt, Drumguish, in 1993. The company was sold to private investors in 2000, and has been relabeled "Spey," for sales as of 2012. It was never meant to be a high-volume facility. Its wash still has a capacity of 11,000 liters, and its spirit, 7,000.

It runs one of the smallest production teams in the industry at just four people. Lightly peated Chariot barley is used in its making, and the spirit is aged in both American oak ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks.

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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What does Speyside taste like?

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

We invented Flavor 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
    Speyside Distillers Company Ltd.
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    1 wash, 1 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Tromie Mills, Kingussie PH21 1NS, United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1340 831213
  • Website
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Speyside's mash tun was the last one fitted by the venerable Newmill engineering, before they shut down.

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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