The Speyside Distillery is located on the banks of the River Tromie in the Speyside region of the Scottish Highlands. The distillery is closer to the source of the River Spey than any other distillery in Scotland, providing access to the area's richest, purest water. The rivers of Speyside are recognised for their part in producing great whisky and their banks are home to many fine distilleries.
It is this land that welcomed a man and his dream of producing the 'best whisky in the world'. George Christie a respected whisky merchant wanted to build a malt whisky distillery of his own. He chose the stunning location at Tromie Mills below the small village of Drumguish from which one of our malts takes it name.
The distillery is not a large production plant, being equipped with a four tonne GlenSpey mash tonne, four 20,000 litre wash backs, a 13,000 litre wash still and a 7,000 litre spirit still, both stills being made by Forsyth's of Rothes, mass production never being one of Mr Christie's objectives.
The distillery draws its water from the old mill lade which originally ran the waterwheel that powered the old mill that gives the site its name; the same water source is used for process and cooling in the distillery.
The distillery has only 4 employees, they lovingly watch over the small batch production.
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