Spey Valley Brewery was the first commercial microbrewery in the heart of Speyside, creating the finest hand-crafted beers using the same water as Speyside’s world-renowned malt whisky distilleries.
The company was founded in 2007 by a distiller, David MacDonald, and a local farmer, Innes MacPherson, who set out to produce world-class beers on the farm in Mulben. Initially brewing from a tiny pilot plant, the brewery focused exclusively on getting the recipes and the products right for the first four years, and distribution was confined to a limited number of local buyers. It wasn’t until 2011 that the first commercial casks arrived on the market.
Encouraged by the early success of our first beer, SpeyStout, the company expanded production in 2012 and began distributing more widely throughout the North East and further afield. In early 2016, production moved to a dedicated unit – still on the farm! – that has seen Spey Valley Brewery become the largest brewery in the local area.