Allt-a-Bhainne 18 Year Old 1995 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #10370 bottled Douglas Laing & Co. for the Old Malt Particular series. 275 bottles.
NOSE: Opens with a gristy sweet quality and develops to crushed sugar & fruit jelly.
PALATE: Ripe peaches initially then running to barley sugar & sweet oranges.
FINISH: Medium long – still sweet before an attractively spiced vanilla style appears.
Allt-a-Bhainne Single Malt Whiskey
Allt-a-Bhainne Distillery is a less well known distillery which opened in 1975. Residing to the south west of Dufftown where it catches the sun at the foot of Ben Rinnes mountain and suitably situated by the Allt-a-Bhainne Burn to take advantage of the rain and melting snow as they drain off the steep slopes of the Ben. Originally designed to supply light malt whiskey to Chivas blends this distillery recently began producing peated. Whilst its original complement of two stills were increased to four in 1989 there have been few official distillery bottlings. Independent bottlings include Connoisseurs Choice and First Editions.