The Spey Tenne is a non age statement release by the Speyside distillery. The Tenne was aged in bourbon barrels before being finished for 6 months in port casks to give it a fantastic red fruits palate. On the nose sweet peaches, apples, a hint of vanilla sugar and milk chocolate appear. On the palate it is sweet and light with raspberries, strawberries, apples and vanilla coming through. The finish is delicate and light.
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