Speyburn Whisky

Speyburn Distillery stands in the steep wooded Glen of Rothes, just outside the village of Rothes, and takes its name not from the River Spey (which is about a mile away), but from the Granty Burn, which supplies its process water, and the Broad Burn, which provides ample cooling water. The bed of the latter was also quarried for building materials when the distillery was built during 1897.

The founder was determined that his distillery should open in the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, and achieved this on the last day of 1897, by dint of the workforce toiling day and night while a violent snowstorm raged, in a still-house in which windows had yet to be fitted!