The largest and most famous of the Highland sub divisions is that
of Speyside, producing a range of single malts whose
names are instantly recognisable, even to non-whisky
drinkers; Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas and
Glenlivet. The area is concentrated around
the Elgin-Dufftown district.
whiskies are recognised as being mellow with a malty
sweetness and light notes of peat: beyond this basic
generalisation, however lies a wealth of variety
and subtlety and the Speyside malts can range from
aromatic and flowery to the robust and sherried.
Whiskies can be found in this area to satisfy all
palates from the novice to the connoisseur and for