Allt-á-Bhainne 1996 Connoisseurs Choice
Speyside single malt scotch whisky
46% ABV, £51.64 for 70cl
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!