Over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries can be found in Speyside, the northeast corner of the Scottish highlands. The lush, fertile valley of the River Spey is undoubtedly the heart of single malt whisky distilling in Scotland.
The Speyside region was the source of the first Scotch whisky boom. In August 1822, King George IV made a highly publicized trip to Edinburgh. While there, he discovered the illicit whisky being produced in the district of Glen Livet in Speyside.
It is not entirely clear whose whisky the King tasted. The distillery that today bears the name “The Glenlivet” hadn’t even been founded yet. At the time there were no licensed distilleries in the area.
The King instructed his Royal Chamberlin, Lord Conyngham, to secure a supply. Unfortunately, like most Highland whiskies, it was unavailable outside the Highlands.
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We believe our ‘2019 Speyside Regional Malt’ is the perfect starting point for this rapidly growing market, with its low entry price and high demand we expect these to appreciate at an above-average rate.