Allt-a-Bhaine – a distillery, not to be missed!

Let’s talk Allt-a-Bhainne

The road between Dufftown and Tomintoul is a motorist’s paradise. No traffic, challenging corners, smooth asphalt and heathery mountains on either side. At the start of August, I found myself carving up the twists and turns in my old TVR with a boot full of Scotch. I was in driving heaven. Nothing short of running out of petrol would have distracted me from my concentrated reverie!

Nothing – apart from Allt-a-Bhainne distillery. Sitting on the side of the road right under the rocky peak of Ben Rinnes, I took a double take and executed a U-turn. A pilgrimage to one of Speyside’s most mysterious distilleries was not to be missed!

If you’re familiar with the Chivas Regal blended Scotch, you’ll be familiar with Allt-a-Bhainne. It’s the main malt ingredient within Chivas. Despite producing a whopping 4 million litres of spirit a year through its four stills, hardly any is consumed as a single malt. We rely solely on select single casks bottled by independent bottlers in order for us to enjoy its secretive delights.

We are lucky enough, to currently hold a couple of 1997 Allt-a-Bhaine casks in stock! Lee and Colin tasted some of the samples and gave us their opinion on the delicious spirt. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you’re interested in more information and to request our latest stock list.


James Russell

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