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 Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
95 points
$99
A mature, rich, and opulent Speyside Single Malt with full-bodied intensity to sip after dinner and possibly with a cigar.
Awards: 2022 Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Small Batch Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
A classic and delicious Speyside malt that should please any Scotch drinker, from casual sipper to connoisseur.
Aberlour Casg Annamh Triple Cask Matured Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky
94 points
$64
A delicious, lightly smoked Scotch Whisky that caresses the palate and smells like it was distilled in a bygone era.
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$84
A classic, lovely Whisky with excellent Sherry cask influence; serve with poached salmon topped with honeyed walnuts and some green apple for acidity.
Aberlour ABunadh Alba Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$89
A delightfully complex spice bomb with citrus brightness that makes this a perfect summer sipping Scotch.
Glen Grant 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$78
An excellent and typical Speyside malt with nice pops of tropical fruits and pastries.
Aberlour 18 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky
93 points
$124
A gracefully aged Speyside Single Malt demonstrating both youthful fruit and a touch of rancio.
Glen Grant 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$134
A pure and poignant Speyside Malt.
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$46
Orchard fruits, sweet grains, and a bit of honey sweetness; the very standard of what it means to be a Speyside Whisky.
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$56
A classic example of Speyside orchard fruit coated in honey; this one's a Rum drinker's Scotch.