The Speyside Distillery
Address : The Speyside Distillery, Glen Tromie, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire
Telephone No : 0141 6474464 (Glasgow Head Office)
Web Site : www.SpeysideDistillery.co.uk
Visitors Centre : No
The Speyside Distillery was built because of one man's dream to have his own malt whisky distillery. George Christie a well known merchant chose a tranquil spot at Tromie Mills, three miles from Kingussie to build his dream. The disused barley mill and croft dating back to the 1700's had been run for many generations by the McGregor family, the final milling being done by Alex McGregor in 1965. George Christie commissioned Alex Fairlie a dry stane dyker to build the distillery. Alex single-handedly laid all the stonework over a period of nearly 20 years and the distillery started production on 3rd December 1990. The old mill and water wheel were retained and are still in working order.
The distillery takes its name from the original Speyside Distillery in Kingussie which started in 1895 and only produced until 1905 before being demolished in 1911. The distillery has appeared in the BBC television series "Monarch of the Glen" as The Lagganmore Distillery.
Here are a few of the whiskies produced at, or associated with the Speyside Distillery:
The Speyside 12 Y/O Single Malt
Taste the synthesis of the pure local waters of the River Tromie and the fine barley from the Moray Firth region. By drawing upon the attributes of the land and the river, The Speyside Distillery excels at producing A Perfect 12.
Nose: Clean, delicate and balanced with a toasted barley aroma.
Finish: Lingering hints of vanilla and toffee.
Taste: A slightly peaty flavour gives way to creamy ripples of hazelnut.
Colour: A warm golden brown
Drumguish Single Malt
The pure local water coloured and flavoured by the peat of the Cairngorm mountains, together with the fine malted barley from the Moray Firth region, and, of course, our unsurpassed attention to detail.
Nose: Soft and medium-sweet. quite fresh with a slight menthol character, gently peated with a slight earthy touch.
Finish: Of good length, almost dry with a good peaty flavour.
Taste: Medium-dry, minty, with good body and a firm, but gentle dark earthy smokiness.
Colour: Pale mid amber with old gold highlights.
The Scottish Prince 70cl 40%
"Nunc est Bibendum" Latin for "Time to drink"
Charles Edward Stuart, "The Scottish Prince" led the Jacobite rebellion against the English in 1745. Winning many famous battles against the "auld enemy" he was eventually defeated in a bloody massacre at Culloden. He escaped to France where he lived the rest of his life in exile. The fine blends in the Scottish Prince family trace their routes back through Scottish history and are rumoured to even have been enjoyed by "the young pretender" himself.
Each cask for the selected vintages is carefully chosen by our master blender to ensure the quality and consistency remains at the optimum levels of achievement.
Glenross Blended Scotch Whisky 70cl 40%
This superior Blended Scotch Whisky follows the time - honoured art and tradition of blending various whiskies to achieve a quality that's all it's own. only the choicest and the mellowest Scotch Whiskies are reserved, blended and bottled to allow us all to savour and enjoy.
Highlander Blended Scotch Whisky 50cl 40%
The Highlanders of Scotland are brave and hardy souls, they never take the easy route, they always ascend to the highest pinnacle. even then they never rest, or take breath, for the greatest challenge is within themselves. The Highlander Scotch Whisky epitomises the quest to continually excell above all others.
A big thank you to the Distillery's own web site www.SpeysideDistillery.co.uk for most of the information and images on this page.