Glen Spey is not open to the public - Whisky Cyclist visit was during Spirit of Speyside special tour of all Rothes distilleries in 2013.
Glen Spey became the first Scottish distillery to be owned by a non-Scottish company (a London gin distiller- Gilbey) in 1887.
The signage at the distillery showed the name as Spey Royal in (at least) 2004 - see picture below, but this wasn't ever the official distillery name. It was the name of a Glen Spey based blend in the 20th century, also marketed as Gilbey's Spey Royal.
The spirit stills have "purifiers" to lighten the spirit. Glen Spey is now one of he principle constituents of the J&B blend.
Malt Madness, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk scotchwhisky.com
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Open Cycle Map Bing Map Macallan Glenrothes Caperdonich
Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (10 miles) or Keith (KEH) (12). Live train times: ELG, KEH.
Glen Spey is in the middle of Rothes, just off the main road - follow signs to Castle and Golf Club.
The most common bottling of Glen Spey is the Diageo Flora and Fauna 12yo (43%), but they have also released a Cask Strength 21yo (50.4%) as part of their 2010 Special Releases. There have also been Manager's Choice and Manager's Dram releases.
Independent bottlings are not uncommon.
RMW TWE MoM
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with damaged tyre and in 2017 with a broken pedal.
Bikespokes Forres 07801 365710 @
Van based mobile servicing & repairs - normally 25 miles radius from Forres, but will travel further for an extra charge
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Glen Spey Distillery are available on Flickr.