Speyside Distillery is only open to the public by appointment. The distillery includes a museum detailing the history of Harvey's and the Spey Brand as well as the distillery.
There was a previous distillery called Speyside in Kingussie (on a different site - behind the Gordon Arms Hotel) between 1895 and 1911, but the name is the only real connection.
The land on which the current distillery stands was previously a mill and was bought by George Christie in 1953, with a view to building a distillery, but it was not completed until 1990, and in the meantime Christie had opened and closed a Grain distillery outside Alloa, rather misleadingly named North of Scotland.
Although the distillery is not currently making any peated spirit, they have done in the past and have plans to do so again.
The distillery featured as the fictional Lagganmore Distillery for the TV series Monarch of the Glen.
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Nearest National Rail station is Kingussie (KIN) (3 miles). Live train times: KIN.
Off the B970 (part of Cycle Route 7) opposite the turnoff for Drumguish.
Speyside distillery was generally known for poor quality young NAS whisky under its previous owners marketed as Drumguish and Glentromie as well as Speyside. Since being sold to Harvey's of Edinburgh (who owned the Spey brand) it has been completely re-branded - as Spey - and the quality control of whisky released has increased considerably. They now bottle a number of NAS whiskies, including a peaty one, and an 18yo. The distillery also produces Beinn Dubh - a black single malt, which is also an improvement on the previous Cu Dhub of the previous owners.
Not often bottled independently.
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Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Speyside Distillery are available on Flickr: