Speyside whiskies are traditionally unpeated and generally speaking are very fruity and sweet. They are often matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in sherry, port, rum, or another casked expression.
A variety of flavors and aromas, from kelp-filled seas to heather covered mountains and everything in between. Typically, and generally speaking, the Highland Single Malts are robust and fruity with a light gentle peatiness.
Irish whiskey tends to have a lighter flavor. A type worth trying is single pot still whiskey. This variety uses a mix of both malted and un-malted barley.