Rothes, Scotland, UK
Producing
The Glen Spey distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Rothes, Aberlour, Banffshire at the centre of the Speyside whisky producing area of Scotland. Glen Spey distillery was built in 1878 by James Stuart & Co. under the name 'Mill of Rothes'. It actually started its life as an oatmeal mill - founder James Stuart was a corn merchant before he ventured into the whisky world. The distillation equipment was simply added to the existing mill in the years before the Glen Spey distillery was sold to the Gilbey company of London in 1887. It expanded production capacity from two to four stills in 1970. Glen Spey (along with Glenlossie and Strathmill) continues to use 'purifiers'. Purifiers act as small condensers, returning a proportion of the alcohol vapours back to the pot to be re-distilled. So, this would increase the amount of 'reflux' within the pot stills. This results in a lighter spirit. During its history, the distillery has released only a handful of official bottlings. The distillery's product is currently primarily used for J&B products. (Wikipedia)

Distillery's Whiskies

20 years old
52.7% ABV
not chill filtered
no colouring added
cask strength
4.0
One of 180 bottles exclusively given to members of the Cadenhead's Whisky Club. It was distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2015. The whisky was aged in a sherry cask.
15 years old
Distilled in: 2001
Bottled in: 2017
46% ABV
not chill filtered
no colouring added
not cask strength
3.5
Two bourbon barrels. One of 720 bottles. From Cadenhead's Small Batch range.
19 years old
58.5% ABV
not chill filtered
no colouring added
cask strength
3.5
Part of Cadenhead's Small Batch range. It was distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2015. It is one of 480 bottles aged in Bourbon Hogsheads.
21 years old
Distilled in: 1995
Bottled in: 2016
54.2% ABV
not chill filtered
no colouring added
cask strength
3.4
This whisky has been matured in a Claret cask since May 2008 and is one of 240 bottles. It is part of Cadenhead's Wood Range.
21 years old
Distilled in: 1995
Bottled in: 2017
57.7% ABV
not chill filtered
no colouring added
cask strength
4.0
Cadenhead's Authentic Collection. One of 150 bottles from a Bourbon Hogshead.

Most Earned Badges

Drinking Age (1)
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Address to a Haggis 2017
   3
Address to a Haggis 2018
   3
American Drinking Age (1)
   3
Tour de Scotland
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