Allt-a-Bhainne 1996 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in Refill Sherry Hogsheads and bottled 2012 by Gordon & MacPahil for the Connoisseurs Choice series.
Nose: Fresh and fruity with hints of green pear and apple. Toasted malt with a subtle almond nuttiness.
Taste: Peppery initially with a sweet citrus fruit edge and milk chocolate.
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.