Speyside Whisky Region Map

Speyside

The largest proportion of distilleries featured in the Flora and Fauna collection are Speyside distilleries, with 18 of the 26 F&F producing distilleries located in this region. The Speyside region boundaries have changed over the years and published maps are often inconsistent, however the region essentially encompasses the River Spey and includes the area between the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and the Cairngorms National Park. The map we have drawn takes into account the 2009 Scotch Whisky Regulations which extends previously defined boundaries. Consequently, the traditional designation of some distilleries has changed, though none from the F&F collection.

Speyside is relatively warm and dry, ideal for barley production. The source water is also very low in dissolved minerals, making room for the natural fruity, sweet and nutty flavours of typical Speyside whiskies to appear more pronounced.