A small, hand-built, artisan distillery nestled amongst the foothills of the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains, still hand distilling in time-honoured traditions and widely acknowledged to be amongst the prettiest of all Scotland’s distilleries
Originally a barley mill and croft dating back to the 1700's, it closed in 1965 and over the next 25 years it was slowly and lovingly converted into a single malt distillery by a stone mason - Alex Fairlie - and started producing spirit in December 1990.
The distillery draws it’s water from the Spey River tributary -The River Tromie - whose waters are diverted into the old mill lade which originally powered the waterwheel for the old mill.
The distillery is small and uniquely the full production is housed inside the one building.
The distillery was also previously known as ‘Lagganmore’ , the fictional distillery from BBC TV’s 'Monarch of the Glen' series filmed in 2001.
Harvey’s of Edinburgh and SPEY whisky have a long and unique history stretching back to 1770, throughout the prohibition era all the way to the present day.
In 1770, John & Robert Harvey began their Whisky journey by firstly founding Yorker distillery then subsequently Dundashill and Bruichladdich distilleries.
Lord Byron, in celebration of his wedding in 1815 sent gifts to his wedding guests including King George III, a cask of scotch whisky thought to be SPEY Single Malt.
Fantastic News for SPEY WHISKY - we are delighted to have been shortlisted in this prestigious event in 2 categories