Allt-á-Bhainne

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  • Founded: 1975
  • Status: Operational
  • Region: Speyside, Scotland – Glenrinnes, Dufftown, Banffshire AB55 4DB +44(0)1542 738200
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Allt Bottle White Background

History Opened in 1975. Allt-á-Bhainne was purchased by Pernod Ricard in 2001 alongside Braeval, Benriach, Caperdonich and Glen Keith which were all subsequently silenced leading to the suggesting that the purchase was motivated by minimisation of competition. Allt-á-Bhainne was mothballed between 2002 and 2005, before restarting production on 27th May 2005. The majority of production at Allt-á-Bhainne is for Chivas Brothers blends and the spirit produced is not casked on site but shipped to a filling facility in Keith.


The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
Independent Bottling
Cadenhead
Gordon & MacPhail
Signatory
  • Allt-A-Bhainne_21YO_1991_Signatory Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old 1991 Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) (2013) - We assumed this was matured in a refill bourbon barrel as at 21 Years Old this whisky still had a lot of flavours and aromas that we associated with the distillery and thus the distillate itself. I would be interested to try further Allt-A-Bhainne expressions to determine how much of this whisky is composed of the signature malt distillate elements [though there was not a lot in here I could ascribe to barrel-maturation?]. On the palate there were some promising tropical fruit flavours indicative of the Speyside malts, sadly the finish on this one let it down a little. 72/100