When John Hopkins built Speyburn Distillery in 1897, he’d have been heartened to imagine that to this day the pure waters of the Granty Burn and the rich, natural elements of the Speyside region would remain at the heart of the way we make whisky. It’s an approach which our Distillery Manager Bobby Anderson has long embraced. Bobby, whose family roots in whisky distilling can be traced back for well over half a century, is celebrating 18 years in his role, during which a stunning yet sensitive renovation of Speyburn Distillery has given him enormous pride. It’s fitting, then, that in recognition of his exceptional service, we’ve released this anniversary edition of an outstanding Single Malt. Matured in American oak and Spanish oak casks, it is full bodied and brimming with notes of sweet toffee and chunky tropical fruit. Indulgent dark chocolate, honeyed oak spiciness and a touch of citrus give way to a long, slightly smoky finish with an enticing bittersweet edge. It’s a whisky as welcoming as the distillery it calls home.