Allt-á-Bhainne 1996/2012 (46%, G&M, Connoisseurs Choice)

Allt-á-Bhainne  1996 – 2012 Connoisseurs Choice

Speyside single malt scotch whisky

46% ABV, £51.64 for 70cl

Score: 84/100


What they say:

With a light body thanks to a refill sherry hogshead maturation, this is a delicious 1996 vintage from Speyside’s Allt-á-Bhainne distillery. It was bottled for Gordon and MacPhail’s stellar Connoisseurs Choice range.

Nose: A fruity, fresh nose with a touch of pear drop, apple peel and allspice. Biscuity malt and marzipan.

Palate: Sweet and tangy palate with zesty citrus and creamy cocoa butter. Allspice, malt and barrel char. Very fruity.

Finish: Long, spiced finish with apple peel and greengage.

Overall: A delicate, subtle whisky from Gordon and MacPhail.


What I say:

Thanks to Richard (WOLS President) & Carrie for sharing this with us during a tasting evening. A little leftover heel from a Gaelic whisky tasting Richard hosted.


Light gold, heavy tears


Honeyed and sweet, cereal barley malt and grist, biscuit, fruity apples, peach and pear orchard fruits


Light heather honey, sweet icing sugar, fruity peach, pear and apple


Medium, sweet but with a spiced bitterness like cinnamon on grapefruit zest


Very good with Pumpkin Pie!

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