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Allt-á-Bhainne Distillery

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Founded: 1975

Status: Operational

Owner: Pernod Ricard

Water source: Scurran and Rowantree Burns

Output: 4 million litres alcohol per annum


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.

Allt-á-Bhainne whisky reviews:

  • Allt-á-Bhainne 16 Years Old 1996 – Connoisseurs Choice ~ 46% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Allt-á-Bhainne 16 Years Old 1996 – 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. […]
  • Allt-A-Bhainne_21YO_1991_Signatory Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old 1991 – Cask Strength Collection ~ 55% (Signatory) - Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old, 1991 – Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) Cask 09114, 55% ABV, £60 for 70cl Score: 72/100 What MoM say: A rich and tasty Speyside whisky from Signatory’s Cask Strength Collection, this was distilled at Allt-á-Bhainne on the 9th July 1991 before a 21 year maturation in a single cask (number 90114). Tasting […]
  • allt-a-bhainne-cadenhead-small-batch-1992-21-year-old-main_image-250 Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 54.4% (Cadenhead’s) - Allt-á-Bhainne 21 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 54.4% (Wm Cadenhead) 54.4% ABV, £55 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled 1992 and bottled at 23 years old in 2013 at 54.4% What I say: Another Cadenhead Small Batch release, this was an offering from the Allt-á-Bhainne distillery normally used for blending so […]
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