Speyside Whisky

 

Speyside

‘The Golden Triangle’

The Speyside Whisky Region is between Aberdeen and Inverness, centred around the valley of the River Spey. The area is renowned for barley production used in malting and is known as ‘the Golden Triangle’. In the summer months field after field of ripening barley gives rise to this name. Approaching half of Scottish malt distilleries are to be found in Speyside and this partly reflects the ready availability of barley, peat and water – the traditional requirements for whisky distilling. There are two annual Speyside Whisky festivals one of 5 days duration in May and another of four days duration in the Autumn.

Earlier this year our whisky scouts visited the most northerly of the Speyside distilleries, which has its own beach. Other visits included the distillery in the photograph above with its twin pagodas and waterwheel.

We always carry a large range of Speyside Malts and these will be added to during the Harrow Whisky Festival. Amongst the many distillery names on Speyside you have Aberlour, Benromach, The Balvenie, Glendronach, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, The Macallan, Strathisla, Speyside and Tomintoul.