Allt-a-Bhainne 22 Year Old 1992 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in bourbon barrels, bottled 2015 by Cadenhead's for the Small Batch series. 348 bottles.
Nose: Custard creams; hints of fennel and allspice. Creme caramel. Some dusty notes with some strawberries coming through. A complex nose that just draws you in.
Palate: Very creamy with growing ever changing fruit bursts; limes, satsumas, peaches and solid toffee give the whole palate a taste treat.
Finish: Develops an effervescent fruitiness mingling in a blanket of thick cream. And soft fruits and maple syrup drizzled all over. This is an amazing little dram that's going to be one of my favourites
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.