This lovely single malt is from the Speyside distillery located close to the village of Kingussie. Produced from peated barley, which the distillery only used for a small amount of time each year. 100% matured in bourbon barrels, & bottled a 46%, non chill-filtered and with no added colouring. A limited release of 18,000 individually numbered bottles.
Nose: a distinctly medicinal aroma on a fresh maritime base of salt air, iodine and seaweed.
Palate: sweet and lightly salty, with a smoky/medicinal finish and interesting sweet basil note.
Finish: very more-ish. Light, elegant & smoky.
Spey distillery is located in Kingussie very close to Inverness. It is the southern most distillery in the Speyside region. The distillery was built in 1962 by the owner of a nearby grain whisky distillery. Works on the site lasted until 1987. The first drops of spirit were distilled in 1990.
Two small stills were installed, they had to be cut down to size and were sourced from the now defunct Lochside distillery. The distillery has a production capacity of some 500 thousand liters of alcohol per year. The Speyside Distillery company is the current owner of Spey after they purchased it in 2013.
The owners of the distillery sell in in different markets under different names. It is the base whisky for Mongolia's best selling blended Scotch: Yoko