About Speyside Single Malt Scotch

About Speyside Single Malt Scotch
Speyside refers whisky made by the 50+ distilleries near the river Spey in the Scottish highlands. These distilleries are noted for their use of refilled, ex-Sherry casks in the maturation of their whiskies. The Sherry casks imparts telltale fruit and nut tones to the final whisky.

Top Picks for Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Aberlour ABunadh Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
95 points
$99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of roasted corn, butterscotch, ripe red fruit, fresh cruller, marzipan, and roasted pecan with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a hot, layered, long finish. A bourbon-lover’s Speyside Single Malt with a Sherry flair; rich, undulating, chewy flavors abound.
Awards: 2021 Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberlour Casg Annamh Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$64
Amber color. Fruity aromas of fruit cake, napoleon pastry, candied cherries, crystallized orange peel, and plums with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length hints of pumpkin pie, tea with honey, shortcake, and panna cotta finish. A bold and fruity Single Malt with a plush and rounded texture.
Speyburn 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$65
Golden amber color. Attractive aromas of sweet poached pear, clove, nutmeg, ripe banana, and biscoff cookies with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, long cinnamon, hints of molasses, oolong and barley tea, and dark chocolate-coated malted milk ball finish. A rich, chewy, lasting Speyside Malt that satisfies; beautifully textured with deep layers of flavor.
Glen Grant 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$78
Light gold color. Aromas of banana pudding, almond croissant, and carob with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-long pipe tobacco, black tea with lemon, toasted scones, allspice, and nutmeg finish. A lighthearted yet chewy Single Malt with a very dry sensibility.
Aberlour 16 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$79
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of peanuts in caramel, milk chocolate, nougat, buckwheat, and plum pie with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish with notes of salted toffee cookies, cafe latte, and citrus zest. With its deep and mature palate, this Single Malt makes a lovely nightcap or cigar companion.
Aberlour ABunadh Alba Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$90
Pale gold color. Aromas and flavors of apricot tart, caramelized tropical fruits, honey-vanilla, rose water, dried heather, and cardamom with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, long finish that exhibits notes of butterscotch and roasted apples. Delicate, seamless aromatics morph to palate-pleasing flavors in this rock-solid Speyside malt.
Aberlour 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$124
Amber color. Aromas of toffee, milk chocolate, nut butter, shortbread, and pepper with a round, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long caramel, hints of ginger marmalade, butterscotch pudding, and roasted hazelnuts finish. A fuller-bodied Speyside Single Malt with rich caramelized flavors that won’t let you down.
Glen Grant 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$134
Gold color. Sweet aromas of peeled oranges, bananas, pear custard, and French toast with a supple, bright, dry light body and a medium-long spiced tea and toast finish. A pure and poignant Speyside Malt.
The Glenlivet 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
Gold color. Aromas of pear, honey, heather, apricot yogurt sap, dill, and chamomile-ginger tea with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long buttered shortcake, thyme, and tangerine finish. A gentle, classic Speyside single malt that dances on the palate.
Awards: 2019 World Cocktail Championships - 1st Place Highball Whisky
Aberlour 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
92 points
$54
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of ripe red apple, caramel latte, toasted oats, candied ginger, vanilla bean, and brown sugar-sprinkled shortbread with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, complex, long finish that presents impressions of hints of chocolate and butterscotch cookie. A delectable, easy-to-love Single Malt with palate-pleasing barrel character.