Spey Royal Choice First Edition in Wood Presentation Case (70cl, 46%)

Spey Royal Choice

Spey Royal Choice First Edition in Wood Presentation Case (70cl, 46%)

Bottle No 94-00188 first edition in wood presentation case

This rich and smooth Spey "Royal Choice" single malt whisky is presented in a beautiful wooden box with a certificate verifying the historic royal connection with Spey Single Malt Whisky, dating back to the reign of King George III. 

In 1815, when Lord Byron married Annabella Milbanke at Seaham Hall, he gave a cask of 'SPEY' whisky to King George III as a gift. The royal connection to SPEY whisky has continued in other ways, including this single malt from the Speyside Distillery - the SPEY Royal Choice. It was produced exclusively under licence for the charity Historic Royal Palaces, and features an image of the Tower of London on the label, as well as some classic Royal Blue. This deluxe single malt is presented in a handsome, wooden presentation box. 

In celebration of his own wedding on the 2nd January 1815, and in the knowledge of his royal friend’s preference, the poet Lord Byron sent a bottle of Spey Single Malt Whisky to His Majesty King George III at Kew Palace.

Spey's Royal Choice continues to follow this tradition of being offered only to the select few. This whisky has been developed in association with Historic Royal Palaces, to affirm the royal connection and ensure it will be enjoyed by future generations. It is exclusive to Historic Royal Palaces.

Speyside distillery was the second of those built by George Christie, his first being the North of Scotland grain plant in 1957. The whisky entrepreneur George Christie, who built the now-defunct North of Scotland grain distillery in 1957, commissioned the construction of a new single malt whisky distillery in Speyside in 1962. Beset by delays, the distillery was completed in 1987, the year after Christie had sold the company, and the new Speyside distillery finally began producing spirit in 1990.

Early bottlings of Speyside’s whisky, such as Drumguish, were not met with great success in the UK, but the distillery subsequently found its niche producing the Spey Malt and several proprietary blends for Asian markets. In its short history it has appeared in several guises, including Drumguish, Spey, Cu Dhub, Glentromie and Black Burn. After being bought in 2000 by a consortium including George Christie’s son Ricky, Speyside changed hands again in 2012 when it was taken over by Harvey’s of Edinburgh. Recent releases include the 100% bourbon-matured Trutina and the peated barley version dubbed Fumare.

The Spey single malt brand was launched in 2014.

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