Boasting almost half of all Scotland’s distilleries the Speyside whisky region is the jewel in the countries whisky making crown. Although located within the Highlands region Speysides place as the spiritual home of Scotch and its density of distilleries is such that it is formally recognised as a unique sub-region in a way the islands have not as of yet achieved. Located to the east of Inverness from the Moray coastline and down towards the cairngorms it takes its name from the River Spey from which a great many of the distilleries draw their water.

Home to some of the most iconic distilleries such as Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Macallan and Glenlivet and to newer additions such as Diagio’s Roseisle Distillery it’s almost impossible to summarise the whiskies of the Speyside region simply as they possess no singular style. In general Speyside whisky offers sweet, fruity notes of pears & coconut, vanilla, nuts and grainy malt and some whiskies are renowned for a refined smokiness.

The distilleries range in size from small craft distilleries to huge 24 hour factories supplying whisky for the worlds blend market and the Speyside cooperage and its visitor centre are an essential stop on any tour. Notable events include the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival which runs from 30 April – 4 May and the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival running from the 24th to the 28th of September. The famous Malt Whisky Trail is available year round.

The below represents the most complete list of distilleries available at the time of writing but if you hear of any new ones feel encouraged to drop me a message via my contact form!
 

Distillery
Owner
Status
Rating
Review

Benromach Distillery
Gordon & MacPhail
Active
0
0

Dallas Dhu Distillery
Diagio
Inactive
4
39

Glenburgie Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Miltonduff Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Roseisle Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Linkwood Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Glen Moray Distillery
La Martiniquaise
Active
4.5
59

Longmorn Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Glenlossie Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Benriach Distillery
BenRiach Distillery Company
Active
5
8

Glen Elgin Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Mannochmore Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Speyburn Distillery
ThaiBev
Active
0
0

Auchroisk Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Inchgower Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Aultmore Distillery
Bacardi
Active
0
0

Strathisla Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
4.5
100

Knockdhu Distillery
ThaiBev
Active
5
2

Strathmill Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Glen Keith Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Glentauchers Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Glen Grant Distillery
Campari
Active
4.5
81

Glen Spey Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Tamdhu Distillery
Ian MacLeod Distillers
Active
0
0

Glenrothes Distillery
Berry Brothers & Rudd
Active
0
0

Dufftown Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Craigellachie Distillery
Bacardi
Active
0
0

Macallan Distillery
Edrington Group
Active
4.5
134

Cardhu Distillery
Diageo
Active
4.5
58

Kininvie Distillery
William Grant & Sons
Active
0
0

Glenfiddich Distillery
William Grant & Sons
Active
4.5
711

Balvenie Distillery
William Grant & Sons
Active
5
126

Aberlour Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
4.5
150

Dailuaine Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Knockando Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Ballindalloch Distillery
Macpherson-Grant
Active
0
0

Glenallachie Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Glendullan Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Mortlach Distillery
Diageo
Active
0
0

Glenfarclas Distillery
J. & G. Grant
Active
5
63

Cragganmore Distillery
Diageo
Active
4.5
25

Tormore Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Allt-A-Bhainne Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Benrinnes Distillery
Bacardi
Active
0
0

Glenlivet Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
4.5
200

Balmenach Distillery
ThaiBev
Active
0
0

Tamnavulin Distillery
Whyte & Mackay
Active
0
0

Tomintoul Distillery
Angus Dundee Distiller
Active
0
0

Braeval Distillery
Pernod Ricard
Active
0
0

Speyside Distillery
Speyside Distillery Co. Ltd.
Active
5
58

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