MacDeffe wrote:What is Speyside and what is not is always an discussion, and you can always find slight disagreements when you start poking around
Geographically I would say that Speyside its the area which water (burns, streams, rivers etc.) flows into the River Spey
As such, of the 5 drams you just had
Speyside and Cragganmore are more or less on the banks of the River Spey itself
Glenlivet are up in the hills, close to the Livet (which flows into Avon which flows into Spey)
Balvenie is next to Fiddich which flows into Spey
That leaves out AnCnoc which is from Knockdhu distillery. This is not Speyside at all but in Deveronside (geographically speaking)
Sorry Steffen this website lists An Cnoc as a Speyside (http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/Bot ... c_EN.shtml). I need to do better research next time.