What is Speyside Scotch whiskey?
Speyside single malts are single malt Scotch whiskies, distilled in Strathspey, the area around the River Spey in Moray and Badenoch and Strathspey, in northeastern Scotland. The two best-selling single malt whiskies in the world, The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, come from Speyside.
Is Speyside Scotch peated?
Speyside whiskies are known for being frugal with peat and full of fruit. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part a role in expressions from this region, which are commonly matured in Sherry casks.
Is Laphroaig a Speyside?
Examples of distilleries include Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Speyside: Once considered part of the Highlands, this area has almost half the total number of distilleries in Scotland and is therefore officially recognized as a region unto itself.
What is the best Scottish whisky?
Glenkinchie 12 year old (43% ABV)
What is the best whisky distillery tour in Scotland?
The Ultimate Whisky Experience from Edinburgh.
What is the best Scotch whiskey?
– Speyside whiskies are mellow, fruity and go easy on the smoke and peat. – Lowland offerings are gentler, often grassy and lighter. – Islay is famed for smoky, fiery peat whiskies. – Campbeltown produces a wide range epitomised by robust, fruity, salty, toffee notes. – Finally, the Highlands tend to offer the full gamut of flavours.
Can Scotch whisky only be made in Scotland?
So it is possible to make anywhere but can only be legally labelled as Scotch Whisky if made in Scotland using an approved method. It might commonly informally still be referred to as Scotch though.