Allt-A-Bhainne
Distillery
Founded in 1975
In Scottish Gaelic, "Allt-á-Bhainne" translates as "milk burn" or "milk stream," referring to the small spring water tributary that flows nearby. The distillery is located a ways down the road from Dufftown, in the Highlands on the east coast.

Allt-á-Bhainne Distillery was built from the ground up in 1975, for one purpose and one purpose only -- to supply malt spirits for the Chivas range of blends.

But as the demand for single malts has increased (and the official regulators have stubbornly refused to drop labeling standards), they now reserve a bit of production to create a single malt offering.

Due to the modern building and current, highly automated production system, many have called Allt-á-Bhainne the most productive distillery in Scotland. One person is all that is required to manage the entire process.

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berries
biscuit
port
green apple
spicy
sweet
slightly bitter
caramel
What does Allt-A-Bhainne taste like?

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Established
    1975
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Active
    Yes
  • Address
    Allt-A-Bhainne Distillery, Glenrinnes, Banffshire, AB55 4DI United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1542 783200
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Since Allt-á-Bhainne was not originally built for single malt production, there are no large rickhouses for long-term storage. Most of the spirit is sent in tankers to the Chivas casking facilities, and the rest is barrelled and then sent for storage.
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Speyside
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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