Posted 07 December 2020
Today we move just half a mile down east from the focus of yesterday’s review – Glenrothes – to a distillery founded in the very same year of 1878 - Glen Spey. Diageo’s J&B filler malt was infrequently bottled in single malt form before 2012. And indeed, when it comes to OB’s - barring a reasonably regular 12 year old Flora & Fauna release along with one Special Release back in 2010, two Manager’s Choice’s (2008 + 2009) and a lonesome 25 year old Casks of Distinction - that’s your lot. But over the last eight years, Glen Spey, whilst hardly a darling of independent bottling has seen over 160 releases from a wide range of global bottlers.