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At this meetup we will focus on tasting single malt scotch from the Speyside region.
Speyside single malts are single malt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_malt_Scotch) Scotch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_whisky) whiskies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisky), distilled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distill) in Strathspey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strathspey,_Scotland), the area around the River Spey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Spey) in Moray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moray) and Badenoch and Strathspey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badenoch_and_Strathspey), in northeastern Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland).
The two best-selling single malt whiskies in the world, The Glenlivet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glenlivet) and Glenfiddich (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenfiddich), come from Speyside. Speyside has the greatest number of distilleries of any of the whisky-producing areas of Scotland.
Speyside whiskies can generally be classified as light and grassy (e.g. Glenlivet) or rich and sweet, (e.g. Macallan). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speyside_single_malts#cite_note-1)
If you would like to see a list of Speyside selections, go here: