Blessed be the bearded men in kilts who magically turned malted barley and water into liquid gold, for theirs is a wondrous alchemy that has enchanted grateful tipplers for time immemorial. The magic happens all over Scotland, of course, but no region is more widely identified with whisky wizardry than Speyside, home to more than half the country’s distilleries including the Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, the two best-selling single malts in the world. There are many amazing Speyside whiskies to choose from. The seven highlighted here deserve a prominent place behind the bar of any scotch aficionado.
NOVEMBER 16, 2016