Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps. At one end of the spectrum there are the light, grassy, 'lunchtime whiskies' (please note that TWE advocates responsible drinking!) such as Glenlivet; at the other end lie the rich, sweet, sherried qualities of Glenrothes and Macallan. Read More »
Aberlour is always a good choice - one of the best value Speyside malts around. This double matured version is a mix of traditional oak and sherry casks and is rich and fruity with delicious Christmas cake notes.
A 12 year old bottling of whisky from Longmorn from Gordon & Macphail. Left unloved in the single malt world for many years, G&M were the main bottlers of spirit from the distillery for a while, as shown by their use of a replica of the label they used to use.
Long known as 'the gentle dram' Tomintoul 16yo is soft and nutty, with a pleasant richness. A Gold Medal winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), this is a cracking dram for the money.
A 2000 vintage Aultmore bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. This was bottled two years after Diageo sold the owning company of the distillery to Bacardi in a deal worth more than £1bn. Aged in refill sherry casks, this has notes of spice, wood and herbs.
A Signatory Un-Chillfiltered bottling of 1995 vintage whisky from Miltonduff. A vatting of three ex-bourbon barrles distilled on February 23rd 1995 and bottled on March 18th 2013 after 18 years of maturation.
Auchroisk (pronounced Athrusk) is a relatively modern distillery, having begun production in 1974. Most of the production was destined for the J & B blend, however some malt was bottled as 'The Singleton' due to the perceived difficulty with pronouncing the name.
The fifth entry in Benromach's Origins series, looking back at experiments carried out by owners Gordon & Macphail, as well as older methods of whisky production. Batch 5 is made up of sherry cask matured spirit that was made using Golden Promise, a low yield/high flavour malt, lightly peated to 12ppm.