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Allt-á-Bhainne

(70cl, 40%)

Allt-á-Bhainne

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Allt-á-Bhainne Bottling Note

The first official whisky from Allt-á-Bhainne distillery, which has previously produced liquid to be used in Chivas Regal blends or the occasional independent bottling. The inspiration behind this single malt Scotch whisky was to blend peat and smoky notes with classic Speyside elements.

The bottle design attempts to honour the '70s style of the distillery with its distinctive geometric shape.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Smoky malt and a prickle of white pepper spice blend with toffee apples, buttery pastry, a hint of heather and toasted oak.

Palate: Butterscotch, roasted apricot and honey provide sweetness among gingerbread and cinnamon spice and earthy peat.

Finish: A long finish has plenty of drying smoke and fizzing spice.

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Allt-á-Bhainne Reviews

Great drink

Great balance of smokiness & sweetness, absolute gorgeous

21st February 2019

Still amazing

Amazing

12th February 2019

Fiery beast.

Corr that feels more like 46%er blimey i know these guys specialise in blending but oooushh. Bonkers nose, fiery first hit. Very interesting. Do the mouth wash swish in the mouth and instantly get yoghurt coated apricot. Then smoke maybe marzipan. Love it.

9th February 2019

Great deal great flavour

I bought this whiskey for £27 great deal, l have struggled to find a whiskey I really liked but this one rated great for me

2nd January 2019

I must get more.

Just received this for my Christmas I must say it is one of the best I have tasted in a long time cheers.

25th December 2018

Really great mix of speyside and Islay

Nearly bypassed this whisky on the supermarket shelf, very glad I didn’t at £27 a bottle value for money and great taste sweet and peaty in one malt

21st December 2018

Perfect blend of fruity and smoky notes

Perfect balance of peat and the fruitiness you’d come to expect from a Speyside whisky. The peat notes are subtle and just enough for me. Really like the unique bottle shape too

17th December 2018

Wisp of smoke, fruit and spice

Tiniest wisp of smoke, a little honey/fruit sweetness, some spice, very acceptable.
I've been wondering for some time if I'd be able to try a distillery bottling - after driving past the distillery on many Speyside trips, and even looking down on its roof from the summit of Ben Rinnes - I appreciate the opportunity. I suspect the first reviewer based the comments on whisky label snobbery, not a taste of the whisky or a healthy interest in the products of all distilleries.

7th November 2018

Peaty + punchy = perfect !

Allt A Bhainne is my new favourite whisky! I am not a huge fan of peated whiskies but this gets the balance of fruity and peat just perfect!

29th October 2018

Worth it!

Didn't expect much but was very pleasantly surprised! Lovely balance of peat and fruitiness. Not usually a fan of smoky whisky but the subtlety on this one is really nice and is easing me into the category. Well worth the very reasonable price tag. Slainte!

29th October 2018

Does exactly what it says on the tin (bottle)!

I bought Allt-A-Bhainne recently as I heard a lot of people talking about it. It was a very well balanced whisky and does exactly what it says!

It definitely has the character of Speyside with fruits such as apples, melons and sweet oranges coming through then a lovely peat/smokey note shining through but not too overpowering.

The finish is long and spicy.

I will definitely be adding another few bottles to my shopping cart!

29th October 2018

Interesting enough. I regret nothing!

I get a nice level of peat smoke, which forms a good background for orchard fruit and confectionary sweet notes. I'll go with 'acceptable entry level, single malt and reasonable, at the price'.

Not so down on it, as my friend, below, to whom I recommend the Caol Ila Moch. I took a sample on the order with which I got this bottle and I'll be having some more of that!

Ian

13th October 2018

2018 whisky is sad

Nice bottle, awful presentation. NAS, 40% abv, E150 caramel colored, chill filtered. For the sake of the future of scotch whisky and for avoiding utter disapointment, steer clear

19th September 2018

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