Discover the Glen Spey Whisky Range
"Despite being almost at the centre of Scotland’s whisky-producing capital, Glen Spey whisky has remained hidden from all but the most keen-nosed malt hunters for over a century. Benefiting from the Gulf Stream affect, Glen Spey was no doubt founded here for the region's fertile land and abundant fresh water."
Glen Spey was originally named Millhaugh, because it started out as an extension to the Mill of Rothes. The owner, James Stuart, was a corn merchant before he was a distiller, and at one point, the building served a dual purpose. Sold to W & A Gilbey in 1887, Glen Spey suffered a period of bad luck, when its roof collapsed after a particularly heavy snowfall. But production continued despite the mishaps, and Glen Spey was rebuilt and expanded to four stills in 1969. Through it all, the song of the Goldcrest, Britain’s smallest songbird, has accompanied the changes, drifting from the surrounding pine forests.