Chapter 7 Whisky x TopWhiskies: Allt-a Bhainne 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch


Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7 and TopWhiskies collaboration

Range: Exclusive release

Distillery: Allt-a Bhainne

Age: 12 years

Region: Speyside 

Cask Type: Bourbon Hogshead 

Limited Edition: 298 Bottles

Cask Number: 169

Bottle Size: 700ml

Alcohol by Volume: 49.7%

Distilled: August 2008

Bottled: April 2021 

Allt-a Bhainne Tasting Notes

Selim's tasting notes

Nose: Fruit basket, flower bouquet, Manuka honey, candied orange, a touch of smoke.

Palate: Butterscotch, canned peach, honey, gingerbread, cinnamon spice.

Finish: Sweet, long, mandarine dipped in sweet spices.

Ed's tasting notes

Nose: Orchard fruits, green apples and ripe pears. Faint apple wood smoke, and a salinity. A honeyed sweetness. And a green herbacious note, like aloe vera leaves.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Vanilla and green apples. Gingerbread, with real ginger, drizzled with honey. Gentle wood spice. The ABV works well; at this strength, the alcohol adds structure, without any burn.

Finish: Medium, warming spices go through orange notes to end in malt sweetness.

Read Ed's full review here.

About this Chapter 7 x TopWhiskies collaboration

Allt-a Bhainne is a silent hero for Chivas Brothers servicing as one of the lead malt whiskies in its Chivas Regal Blends. The distillery was built in 1975 and is not aesthetically one of the most beautiful in Scotland, operating with all the equipment in a single room with the mash tun at one end and the four stills at the other.

We decided to give this extremely fruity whisky a twist by finishing it in a Caol Ila first fill bourbon casks. We then cut this whisky to 49.7% alcohol by volume where we think it performs best and lets out all the aromas, making this dram very accessible to all whisky fans.

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