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THE SPEYSIDE         8 years old 40%      INFO          
THE BEST WHISKY IN THE WORLD
The Speyside Distillery Co, Ltd, Glasgow

THE SPEYSIDE         12 years old 40%               
THE BEST WHISKY IN THE WORLD
Distilled and Bottled by
The Speyside Distillery Tromie Mills,
by Kingussie, Inverness-Shire

CU  DHUB      40 %             INFO                                           
THE  BLACK  SINGLE  MALT
WHISKY  FROM  THE  FOREST
OF  GAICK
Distilled, Matured & Bottled in Scotland
by Cú Dhub Distilling Co, Inverness - Shire

SPEYSIDE  DISTILLERY
12 years old 43 %                                     
THE  WOLF  OF  BADENOCH
MORDERE  ME
6 Months Matured in a Prunelle
Oak Cask
North of Scotland Distilling                                                                                                                   

Company, Inverclyde


Highland Malt
Speyside
THE SPEYSIDE (1990)  zie ook DRUMGUISH en GLENTROMIE

Men verkocht intussen ook een hele serie blended whiskies om de geldstroom op gang te houden: Dew of the Western Isles, King Scotch, McGavins, Old Monarch, Glamis Castle, Murdoch's Perfection. Scotch Guard, The Strathmore, Scottish Prince, Thistle Dhu, de vatted malt Glenwood en een whiskylikeur The Great Glen Celtic.
Samen met de firma Alexander Muir wordt nog King's Crest verkocht en ook wordt samen met Alexander Muir onder de naam Scott's Selection' een serie single malt whiskies op vatsterkte uitgebracht.
Najaar 2000 wordt The Speyside Distillery, samen met de bottel- en blendingfabriek te Glas-gow overgenomen door een groep van privé investeerders onder de leiding van Sir James Ayk-royd, de directeur van Alexander Muir & Son Ltd, een handels- en marketingbedrijf.
Ricky, de zoon van de stichter George Christie blijft bij de firma in dienst als hoofd van de export afdeling.
Het water komt van de rivier de Tromie.
De Mah tun is 4 ton.
Er staan vier Wash backs van elk 23.000 liter.
De Wash stills is 11000 liter, de Spirit still 7000 liter en worden indirect met stoom verhit.
Drumguish, Inverness-shire. Speyside Distillery Co, Ltd, Drumguish en Glasgow. Drumguish Distillery Co, Ltd.
In 1955 werd door George Christie, een blender van naam de Speyside Distillery & Bonding Company opgericht.
Hij bracht een blend uit met de naam Speyside in de leeftijden 8, 12, 15, 17 en 21 jaar oud.
Vervolgens een vatted malt Glentromie en wat later een single malt whisky Glentromie, die wordt betrokken van Tomatin.
In 1956 koopt hij Old Milton Estate, een landgoed bij Kingussie,
Op dit landgoed ligt het dorpje Drumguish, een graanmolen, gedreven door waterkracht uit 1700, die nog tot 1949 dienst deed, en nu het kantoor is van de distilleerderij, én een gebouw, gebouwd volgens de 'dry stone dyking' manier door één man, Alex Fairlie, in twintig jaar werd gebouwd.
Het gebouw werd ingericht als distilleerderij en op 12 December 1990 komt de eerste spirit uit de twee met stoom verhitte ketels.
Men heeft geen lagerkapaciteit, de spirit wordt per tankauto wordt vervoerd naar lager-pakhuizen in Glasgow.
De whisky rijpt op bourbon- en sherryvaten.
De kapaciteit is ongeveer 500.000 liter per jaar.
Het water, dat ook de graanmolen aandreef, komt van de rivier Tromie, en wordt gebruikt voor zowel produktie als koeling.
De gebruikte gerst is Chariot.

Men verkocht intussen ook een hele serie blended whiskies om de geldstroom op gang te houden: Dew of the Western Isles, King Scotch, McGavins, Old Monarch, Glamis Castle, Murdoch's Perfection. Scotch Guard, The Strathmore, Scottish Prince, Thistle Dhu, de vatted malt Glenwood en een whiskylikeur The Great Glen Celtic.
Samen met de firma Alexander Muir wordt nog King's Crest verkocht en ook wordt samen met Alexander Muir onder de naam Scott's Selection' een serie single malt whiskies op vatsterkte uitgebracht.
Najaar 2000 wordt The Speyside Distillery, samen met de bottel- en blendingfabriek te Glas-gow overgenomen door een groep van privé investeerders onder de leiding van Sir James Ayk-royd, de directeur van Alexander Muir & Son Ltd, een handels- en marketingbedrijf.
Ricky, de zoon van de stichter George Christie blijft bij de firma in dienst als hoofd van de export afdeling.
Het water komt van de river de Tromie.
De Mah tun is 4 ton.
Er staan vier Wash backs van elk 23.000 liter.
De Wash stills is 11000 liter, de Spirit still 7000 liter en worden indirect met stoom verhit.De jonge whisky werd uitgebracht met de naam Drumguish.
Toen de whisky acht jaar oud was, Juni 2000 werd The Speyside uitgebracht.
De oude Speyside distilleerderij
was gesticht in 1895 door Sir George Macpherson Grant, landeigenaar te Ballindalloch om te profiteren van de whiskyboom die er in die jaren heerste.
George Grant, 24 jaar oud was in 1875 distilleerderijmanager geworden van Glen Grant maar wegens gezondheids redenen trok hij zich terug in 1893, maar ging toch in op de uitnodiging om manager van Speyside te worden.
De bouwkosten bedroegen E 20.000 en het was een heel goed en modern ingerichte distil-leerderij , gebouwd met de beste materialen, rechtstreeks aangesloten op de spoorlijn Perth - Inverness en Speyside bezat zowel telefoon- als een aansluiting op het electri-citeitsnet.
Kort nadat de Speyside was opgestart, trok George Grant zich terug, kocht een winkel in kruidenierswaren en stierf negen maanden later.
Er is niet bekend wat, maar er ging van alles mis in de nieuwe distilleerderij en ondanks adviezen van Charles Doig, de architekt die zoveel distilleerderijen heeft ontworpen werden de problemen niet opgelost.
Het distilleren werd gestopt tussen 1905 en 1910, de gebouwen verkocht voor E 750 en wat later gesloopt.
Van de distilleerderij rest nog één huis. De maatschappij hield in 1911 op te bestaan.

SPEYSIDE  DISTILLERY

De twee kleine ketels van Speyside Distillery zijn afkomstig van de gesloten Lochside
Distillery waarvan aan de bovenkant een stuk was afgezaagd omdat ze te groot waren
voor het gebouw

Ricky Christie, a well known whisky industrie veteran has
spent some 40 years in and around the spirit business.
Srating at Auchentoshan in the 1970's then join his father
George's  distillery company The Speyside Distillery.

Ten years ago Ricky Christie launched his own vodka called
Valt, a single malt, small batch vodka, 5 later Gilt a Scottish
Gin using the finest botanicals and malted barley

Unique is the twist on the maturation of 6 months in Prunelle
casks, that gives the whisky a wonderfully fruity bouqquet
with a sweet and luscious palate with hints of vanilla and prunes.


CÚ DHUB


SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

The name Cú Dhub refers to the legend of the Wife of Laggan who could transform herself into the Witch of Laggan to roam the Forest of Gaick near Kingussie and kill unsuspecting victims. She met her demise when she was set upon by two black dogs who sacrificed themselves to save their master’s life.

Cú Dhub (supposedly meaning ‘black dog’ in Gaelic), a NAS single malt from Speyside distillery with a distinctly black colour, was inspired by the legendary Loch Dhu bottling from Mannochmore distillery in the mid-1990s. Unlike its muse, which drew its dark colour from a 10-year maturation in deeply-charred oak casks, Cú Dhub’s hue is drawn from an excessive use of spirit caramel, offering softer notes of vanilla, liquorice and tobacco.

CÚ DHUB

Cú Dhub was created by Speyside distillers in 2008 exclusively for Danish spirits distributor Mac Y. While the brand continues to enjoy a strong Scandinavian following, Speyside Distillers followed up Cú Dhub with its own dark malt, Beinn Dubh, in 2013.

OWNER

Mac Y



WOLF OF BADENOCH

SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Not just any old 12-year-old Speyside single malt, Wolf of Badenoch’s USP is in its finish. The whisky, sourced from Speyside distillery at Kingussie, is finished for six months in French oak casks that have previously contained a blend of Armagnac and prunelles (plum) liqueur.

The double maturation results in an aroma of sweet dried fruits and vanilla, with enhanced pluminess and prunes coming through on the palate.

The brand name is inspired by the disreputable Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan (1343-1405) who held swathes of land in Speyside and the north of Scotland, and infamously put Elgin and its cathedral to the torch in 1390. His infamy led him to be known as the Wolf of Badenoch.


PRODUCED AT
Speyside
WOLF OF BADENOCH HISTORY

Wolf of Badenoch was created by North of Scotland Distilling Company in 2014 using the last whisky to be distilled at Speyside distillery before owner Ricky Christie – the son of Speyside distillery founder George Christie – left the business to set up his own white spirits distillery, Strathleven.

The release was limited to just one bottling run.

OWNER

North of Scotland Distilling Company logo
CURRENT OWNER

North of Scotland Distilling Company
2014 - present





A small site, it has a pair of stills which were originally installed in the Lochside distillery but were cut down to size in order to fit into their new surroundings.

The whisky-making process here is taken at a relaxed pace. Ferments are long; distillation slow. The result is a light style.

Virtually unseen as a single malt – it has appeared under the Drumguish and Glentromie labels and is the liquid in the Loch Dhu ‘homage’ Cu Dubh – the distillery’s whisky is still further travelled than many of its compatriots. The mature spirit has appeared, incognito, in blends across Asia, has been launched in Mongolia, is a single malt range (called ‘Spey’) in Taiwan, and has been added to neutral spirit to produce Bhutanese whisky.


BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Beinn Dubh
Black Burn
Cú Dhub
Drumguish
Glentromie
Spey
Wolf of Badenoch


The idea of a single malt distillery came to industry legend George Christie in the 1950s. Prior to the construction of Speyside he had built the North of Scotland grain plant in Clackmannan, (some of the remaining casks are being eked out under the Scott’s Selection label owned by George’s son Ricky). It would take 30 years for his Speyside dream to become reality.

In 2013 the distillery and the firm was bought by Harvey’s of Edinburgh with Taiwanese backing.

TIMELINE

1957
George Christie builds a grain distillery in Clackmannan
1962
Christie orders the build of a malt distillery near Kingussie
1987
The distillery is completed, 30 years after initial building plans
1990
Speyside distillery finally begins producing single malt whisky
2000
Speyside Distilleries is sold to a private investment group, including Christie's son, Ricky, Ian Jerman and Sir James Ackroyd
2001
Speyside 10 Year Old is launched
2013
The distillery is sold to Harvey's of Edinburgh
2014
Harvey's releases a new range, Spey from Speyside distillery, predominantly in Taiwan
2014
Ex-England footballer Michael Owen is enlisted as brand ambassador for Spey whisky
OWNERS

Harvey's of Edinburgh International logo
PARENT COMPANY

Harvey's of Edinburgh International
2013 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Speyside Distillery Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Private investment group
2000 - 2013
George Christie
1962 - 2000
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SPEYSIDE DISTILLERY

SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

A small site, it has a pair of stills which were originally installed in the Lochside distillery but were cut down to size in order to fit into their new surroundings.

The whisky-making process here is taken at a relaxed pace. Ferments are long; distillation slow. The result is a light style.

Virtually unseen as a single malt – it has appeared under the Drumguish and Glentromie labels and is the liquid in the Loch Dhu ‘homage’ Cu Dubh – the distillery’s whisky is still further travelled than many of its compatriots. The mature spirit has appeared, incognito, in blends across Asia, has been launched in Mongolia, is a single malt range (called ‘Spey’) in Taiwan, and has been added to neutral spirit to produce Bhutanese whisky.

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Beinn Dubh
Black Burn
Cú Dhub
Drumguish
Glentromie
Spey
Wolf of Badenoch
SPEYSIDE HISTORY

The idea of a single malt distillery came to industry legend George Christie in the 1950s. Prior to the construction of Speyside he had built the North of Scotland grain plant in Clackmannan, (some of the remaining casks are being eked out under the Scott’s Selection label owned by George’s son Ricky). It would take 30 years for his Speyside dream to become reality.

In 2013 the distillery and the firm was bought by Harvey’s of Edinburgh with Taiwanese backing.

TIMELINE

1957
George Christie builds a grain distillery in Clackmannan
1962
Christie orders the build of a malt distillery near Kingussie
1987
The distillery is completed, 30 years after initial building plans
1990
Speyside distillery finally begins producing single malt whisky
2000
Speyside Distilleries is sold to a private investment group, including Christie's son, Ricky, Ian Jerman and Sir James Ackroyd
2001
Speyside 10 Year Old is launched
2013
The distillery is sold to Harvey's of Edinburgh
2014
Harvey's releases a new range, Spey from Speyside distillery, predominantly in Taiwan
2014
Ex-England footballer Michael Owen is enlisted as brand ambassador for Spey whisky
OWNERS

Harvey's of Edinburgh International logo
PARENT COMPANY

Harvey's of Edinburgh International
2013 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Speyside Distillery Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Private investment group
2000 - 2013
George Christie
1962 - 2000


HARVEY'S OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL

Harvey’s of Edinburgh International is headed by John Harvey McDonough, who focuses on the Taiwan market, where more than one million bottles of Spey single malt are sold each year, Spey whisky has been sourced from Speyside distillery, near Kingussie, since McDonough launched the brand some 16 years ago, and since 2012 Harvey’s has owned the distillery, guaranteeing future supplies of spirit.

It was acquired in partnership with major Taiwanese food company Vedan, which has strong trading links with China and Vietnam, providing lucrative new opportunities for Spey. As well as enjoying strong sales in Taiwan, the Spey brand sells in 22 countries including Russia, Spain and the Middle East.


Harvey McDonough’s family on his mother’s side has a long history in the Scotch whisky industry, dating back to John and Robert Harvey in the 1770s. When Lord Byron was married at Seaham Hall in County Durham in 1815 he presented his friends with a cask of Harvey’s Spey Whisky to celebrate his wedding, even sending a cask to King George III.

During the 1920s and ’30s Harvey McDonough’s grandfather, Alec Harvey, used the cellars of Seaham Hall to store whisky destined for export to Canada and ultimately into Prohibition-era USA.

Harvey MacDonough inherited his grandfather’s passion for whisky, and after working with Grand Metropolitan for 15 years he spent a further three years in Taiwan with International Distillers and Vintners (IDV), before resurrecting his grandfather’s company in 1996.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

Beinn Dubh
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Black Burn
SCOTCH WHISKY
Glamis Castle
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Spey
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Speyside Bonding Company
Speyside Distillers Company
Speyside Distillery Company
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