NEW RELEASE: ALLT-A-BHAINNE 1996 23 YEAR OLD
Our latest Octave Premium release is from Allt-A-Bhainne in North East Scotland.
Allt-A-Bhainne was built in 1975 to supply malt whisky for Chivas Regal Blends. Allt-a-Bhainne means “the milk burn”
The distillery sits on the lower slopes of Benrinnes and draws its water from the nearby springs. It was designed to
run with minimal staff and its spirit is matured in warehouses elsewhere.
It was expanded in 1989 and production was doubled. After a period of closure in 2002, it re-opened in 2005 and is now if full production.
BEFORE Tasting Notes:
Colour: Pale Straw.
Nose: Lemon & lime, creamy chocolate and a touch grassy - classic Speyside notes.
Palate: Citrus notes mingling with black pepper and mint. Fresh and juicy with a hint of oak.
Finish: Dry and oaky.
AFTER Tasting Notes:
Colour: Old Gold.
Nose: Soft but powerful, full of dark fruits and chocolate covered cherries, a little hint of leather, powerful sherry.
Palate: A great mix of sweet and dryness, lashings of fruit, candied citrus, baked apples, blackcurrants and plums, soflty herbal and nutty.
Finish: Pleasingly crisp, green apple peel, light mint tea, an icing sugar sweetness is balanced by a white pepper warmth.
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