Collection Speyside - Home of most Scottish malt whiskey distilleries

Speyside Single Malts are Scottish single malt whiskeys distilled in Strathspey, the area around the River Spey in Moray and Badenoch and Strathspey in north-east Scotland.

The two best-selling single malt whiskeys in the world, The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich , hail from Speyside. Strathspey has the most distilleries of any Scottish whiskey region. In Dufftown alone there are six operating distilleries with an annual capacity of 40.4 million liters of alcohol.

The character of Speyside whiskeys can generally be described as light and grassy, ​​like Glenlivet, or rich and sweet, like Macallan (Macallan's bottle labels say "Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky", the brand prefers it reserves the right to be referred to as Speyside whiskey (as Speyside is technically a sub-region of the Highlands this is permitted). The products are known for being hardly peated and very fruity. Among Scotch whiskeys , the delicate and fragrant Speyside whiskeys are very suitable for beginners as they are mild and less complex and intense than the smoky products e.g. B. from the islands.