Speyside is the most densely populated whisky-making region in the world, boasting more than half Scotland’s malt distilleries. The region is located within the Scottish Highlands and wasn’t recognised as a whisky-making region in its own right until recent history.

About Speyside Region

Since this change, some distilleries have opted to retain the Highland label despite being located in the Speyside region – the most famous example of which is The Macallan. The region – located in the Moray area in the north-east between Aberdeen and Inverness – takes its name from the river on which many of the most famous distilleries are located. While today the regional style is largely notional, classic Speyside whisky characteristics are green fruits, vanilla and honey.


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