Speyside Whisky – Spotlight on a Region
*Post Updated for 2022*
The whisky creating regions of Scotland are most commonly known as Campbeltown, Highlands, Islands, Islay, Lowlands and Speyside. Of these regions, Speyside boasts the highest concentration of distilleries in Scotland and quite possibly the world. This concentration makes the region a popular destination for any whisky lover as it is home to some of the most illustrious and influential names in the whisky world, most of whom open their doors to visitors. Ever since William Grant & Sons first opened Glenfiddich to the public in 1969, almost every other distillery in Speyside has followed suit and, as well as their own tours, the Speyside region now plays host to two whisky festivals a year, in May and September.
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival was first launched in 1999 and has grown ever since, attracting whisky fans from all around the globe. A programme of around 500 whisky-inspired events, hosted over the 5 days of the festival, ensure that there is something for everyone, from enthusiastic beginner to the more considered connoisseur.
The next festival takes place between 27th April to 3rd May 2022 and activities include something for everyone, from the young to the old, and cover tours, tastings, great food & good music, and arts and crafts. If you are interested in knowing more the festival check out the Spirit of Speyside website.
What Distilleries are in Speyside?
Speyside is home to some of the most recognisable brands out there and include:
- Aberlour Distillery
- Ballindalloch Distillery
- Benromach Distillery
- Cardhu Distillery
- Cragganmore Distillery
- Craigellachie Distillery
- Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery
- Glen Grant Distillery
- Glen Moray Distillery
- Glenfarclas Distillery
- Glenfiddich Distillery
- Strathisla Distillery
- Tamdhu Distillery
- The Glenlivet Distillery
- The Macallan
With such a formidable list of world-class distilleries, it is only right that some of our beloved independent bottlings have been filled with whisky from this most excellent of regions.
Alternatively, if you are interested in pursuing the ultimate Speyside dream, by buying your very own cask then talk to us today.