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ALLT - A - BHAINNE         
13 years old
43%    
THE CASTLE COLLECTION
Distilled 10/79
Cask No. 026329
Bottled 2/93
Number 1
300 bottles
The Whisky Castle Tomintoul
Tomintoul in the heart of Speyside on the gateway to the famous Whisky Trail is home to The Whisky Castle.
The Whisky Castle, described as 'the Bodleian Library of whiskies', has an extensive range of malts and blends from every region.
Eigenaar van The Whisky Castle te Tomintoul toen was Gordon Currie. Dit was zijn eer¬ste botteling en tevens de eerste uitgebrachte Allt - A - Bhainne.

ALT - A - BHAINNE         
12 years old
60,5%    
Cask Strenght Distilled 1980
Cask No. 100027
Genummerde flessen
William Cadenhead Ltd,
18 Golden Square, Aberdeen
Okergeel van kleur. Moutig in de neus. In de smaak sherry, mout en gember. Medium body. Lichte, prettige smaak. Tamelijk korte afdronk.
Met vermelding 'Alt' in plaats van 'Allt' op het (tijdelijk) etiket.

ALLT - A - BHAINNE         
12 years old 43 %    
JAMES MACARTHUR's
FINE MALT SELECTION
James MacArthur & Co, Ltd,
Edinburgh

ALLT - A - BHAINNE         
14 years old
58 %    
Date distilled Nov '79
Date bottled May '94
Society Cask No. code 108.1
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh.
De kleur is die van oud goud. Rijke geur.                                                                       
Assertief, stroperig en met iets van zwavel.
De reuk van een bakkery en een vleugje wasserij. Iets zoete moutige smaak                                                     .
In de afdronk vokorenbrood.

ALLT - A - BHAINNE         
10 years old
50 %    
JOHN MILROY
MILLENNIUM SELECTION

Distilled 1989
Bottled 1999
Single Cask
John Milroy, London
(Keeper of Quality)
This distillery was built in 1975 by Seagram, four miles from Dufftown on the slope of Ben Rinnes. It is not normaly available as a malt.
'The Stream of Milk' translates the name of this distillery, but the pronounciation of Gaelic on Speyside, compared to the rest of the Gaeltachd means that the name itself is pronounced in a variety of ways. The distillery, at the head of Glenlivet, is recent (1975) and the malt is not bottled as a single by the owners.
                 
ALLT - A - BHAINNE        
7 years old
58,7 %     
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Date distilled Aug 92
Date bottled Jun 00
Society Cask No. code 108.5
Outturn 104 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'The Stream of Milk' translates the name of this distillery, but the pronounciation of Gaelic on Speyside, compared to the rest of the Gaeltachd means that the name itself is pronounced in a variety of ways. The distillery, at the head of Glenlivet, is recent (1975) and the malt is not bottled as a single by its owners.

This bottling comes from an American barrel; the colour is pale gold, with greenish lights. The first nose is of raspberry ripple, with some curious seaside scents, in spite of the distillery being well inland (these scents are transported into flavours, when tasted straight - although the raspberries become somewhat salty). With water, talcum powder, salt and part baked cake are first discerned, followed up by Speyside pear drops.
The flavour is sweet and sour, with the seaside scents coming through as salt, and the sourness as Cheddar cheese. Very curious and difficult to describe

ALLT  -  A  -  BHAINNE      
16 years old
43 %   
SPEYSIDE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
CONNOISSEURS  CHOICE
Distillation Date: April 1991
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Barrels
Bottling Date: June 2007
Proprietors: Chivas Bros. Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
Nose: Sweet and malty. Palate: Mouth warming with a hint of spices Body:
Light. Finish: Short and fresh.

Allt a Bhainne distillery pronounced Alt – a – bane, was comisioned in 1975
to  supply malt whisky as a component of the Chivas Regal blend. The dis –
tiller was extensive expanded in 1989.

ALLT - A - BHAINNE
15 years old   
43 %     
CONNOISSEURS  CHOICE
SPEYSIDE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distillation Date: September 1995
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
Bottling Date: September 2010
Proprietors: Chivas Bros. Ltd
Specially selected, produced and bottled
by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
Refreshing, clean flavours – ideal as an aperitif or as a long drink

ALLT - A - BHAINNE  
46 %
1 9 9 5
Matured for 17 years  
                    
Speyside Single Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY

Distilled: 22/09/95
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 147083
Bottled: 10/01/13
349 Numbered Bottles
Natural colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL



Speyside
ALLT - A - BHAINNE


Dufftown, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: The Chivas & Glenlivet Group. Onderdeel van Seagram Ltd.
Gebouwd in 1975 en geopend op 26 Augustus 1975.
Allt - A - Bhainne, is 'beek van melk'. Heel moderne distilleerderij, die desondanks niet detoneert in het landschap.
Als herinnering aan vroeger staan er op het hoofdgebouw vier'Pagoda' daken.
De bouwkosten bedroegen £ 2.700.000.
1989
Production has doubled
2001
Pernod Ricard takes over Chivas Brothers
from Seagram
2002
Mothballed in October
2005
In May Restart
2015
A new lauter mash gear is installed into
the existing traditional mash tun
2018
An lightly peated bottling
NAS is released
100 Pipers is the first Scotch Whisky Brand
which sells over 12.000.000 bottles a year
2020
Capacity: 4.200.000 Ltrs
Part is peated 30/55 %

Gestart met twee ketels, werden er in 1979 twee
bijgebouwd, allen direct met stoom verhit.
Proceswater en koelwater komen van bronnen op
de Benrinnes.
Er staat één Mash tun van 8,4 ton, acht
Wash Backs van elk 44000 liter.
De twee Wash stills hebben een inhoud van
elk 22000 liter, de twee Spirit stills zijn groot
145000 liter elk.
De jaarproduktie is vier miljoen liter spirit per jaar.

Op 18 December 2000 wordt Seagram voor 8.15 miljard dollar overgenomen door Diageo en Pernod Ricard. Diageo betaalt 5 miljard (=61 %) en Pernod Ricard the rest.
Pernod Ricard krijgt de Schotse whiskymerken en distilleerderijen in zijn bezit.

17. October 2007

De jaarlijkse produktie is nu weer 4.000.000 liter alcohol per jaar.

Aberko Ltd,
a small spirits company in Glasgow has acquired the rights to the name Deerstalker which was established already in 1880

There are four versions of Deerstalker with the 10 and 15 year old consisting of Braeval, the 12 years old is a Allt - A - Bhainne and a Balmenach 18 years old

Deerstalker Whisky

The Deerstalker brand was first owned by a wine & spirit merchant from Edinburgh named J.G.Thomson. He noted the importance of trade marks and realising that these proud, forthright men opitomised the Highland spirit, registered the name and a label with the character of a Deerstalker in 1880, just five years after trade marks came into being.

Since that time it has been trade marked in every major country . J.G.Thomson’s offices were in the port for Edinburgh (Leith) and became known as The Vaults. The building remains to this day and is now home to the Scottish Malt Whisky Society.

Exports took place from the Vaults to all corners of the globe. The brand then changed ownership in 1994 and trades today under The Deerstalker Whisky Company.

Stalking and Whisky

The stalking of deer in the Scottish Highlands is as much a tradition as the distilling of whisky itself, and may be traced back to the 1700’s. Most estates employed stalkers, fiercely independent men, who were respected for their knowledge of the ‘mountains’ and their abilities to track the native red deer.

Deerstalkers achieved notoriety in the Mid 1800’s when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert rebuilt Balmoral Castle & settled for much of the year in the Highlands fishing and stalking; characters such as John Brown became known far outside the Highlands. Whisky, already established in Scotland now became ever more popular south of the border partly as a result of the bond between the royal family and the Highlands.

Stalking deer in the Highlands has a long and noble tradition and is today a necessary activity for controlling numbers of red deer and for providing much needed income into Scottish estates. There remain today many professional stalkers who have inherited the skills of their forefathers, and provide a valuable contribution to the economy of the region.

It is appropriate that a whisky should be named after a profession so closely associated with the source of the national drink.

Output: 4.000.000 litres
2 wash stills 22.000 litres
2 spirit stills 14.5000 litres
Malt: Unpeated and peated 15ppm
Concerto and Concerto blend barley varieties     
Mashing: Traditional mashtun 9 tonnes
Fermentation: 8 x stainless stell washbacks
each 42000 litres
Fermantation time: 50 hours
Spirit stills: 2 13200 litres charge
Wash stills: 2 21000 litres charge
Output: 4000.000 litres

50 % of the production is peated with a phenol content in the malted barley of 10ppm

September 2018
The first official whisky from Allt-a-Bhainne distillery has been launched to ‘shake up’ single malt Scotch.

‘Bold personality’: Allt-a-Bhainne’s first official release is a peated, fruity Speysider
In what distillery owner Chivas Brothers is calling a ‘break with convention’, the first release from Speyside’s Allt-a-Bhainne distillery is a fruity, smoky malt with ‘just enough peat to start a fire’.

Described as having notes of soft red apples, honey and gentle peat, the 40% abv expression is designed to ‘push conventional boundaries in a bid to attract a whole new generation of drinkers’ with its ‘peated, sweet’ flavour profile.

Richard Clark, master distiller for Allt-a-Bhainne, said: ‘We know that whisky drinkers have evolved. They are becoming more adventurous with their repertoire and want to try something new. That’s why we’ve decided now is the perfect time to launch Allt-a-Bhainne.

‘Convention said we shouldn’t mix peat with Speyside and that smokiness and sweetness wouldn’t work together. But we followed our nose, distilled the whisky in the way we know and trust, and Allt-A-Bhainne is the result.

‘It’s a match that might go against traditional Speyside conventions, but that’s something we’re not afraid to challenge.’

The expression is already available in UK retailers for £37 a bottle, and will soon be launched in Australia as well.

Chivas Brothers currently has no plans to add additional expressions to the Allt-a-Bhainne range.

Allt-a-Bhainne distillery was opened in Glenrinnes, Moray in 1975 by Seagram Distillers. After operating for 26 years it was sold on to Chivas Brothers in 2001, and became dedicated to producing a fruity Speyside malt for use in Chivas Regal blend.

In recent years however it has produced a heavily peated spirit, which has been used in its new flagship bottling.

Another of Speyside’s workhorses, Allt-a-Bhainne was one of the first distilleries designed to be operated by one person.

All the equipment is contained in a single room with mash tun at one end and four stills at the other. Originally designed to produce a light, estery malt for blending requirements, in recent years it has also occasionally produced a heavily-peated variant. Allt-a-Bhainne is only very occasionally seen as a single malt bottling.

Its modernist design singles Allt-a-Bhainne out as an oddity within Speyside, a region whose distilleries often seem to have sprouted from the bedrock. It was built bySeagram in 1975 during a period of growing optimism in the Scotch industry when the Canadian firm (which at the time owned Chivas Regal) was increasing its production capacity. It has had a chequered history with periods of being placed into mothballs (the most recent being between 2003 and 2005). With global demand rising, owner Chivas Brothers has it in full production once more.

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4.2
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube -
separator box for heat recovery
FERMENTATION TIME i
48hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
9
HEAT SOURCE i
Wash stills and 1 spirit still -
external steam heat exchanger,
1 spirit still by indirect steam elements
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Less than 1 ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Crisp
MASH TUN SIZE i
6.7m diameter
MASH TUN TYPE i
Traditional infusion
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68-70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
13,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Traditional Speyside
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
13,000
STILLS i
2 wash, 2 spirit
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
21,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Traditional Speyside
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
21,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
42,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
8
WATER SOURCE i
Springs on Benrinnes, Mains Burn for cooling
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri liquid

Pernod Ricard
2001 - present
Chivas Brothers
Seagram Distillers
1975 - 2001

2018: An official lightly peated bottling is released
30 % of the production is peated with a phenol specification between 10 and 20 ppm
There ia also a 21 years old cask strenght bottling in The Distillery Reserve Collection

2019
Capacity: 4.200.000 Ltrs

Allt - a Bhainne is an integral part of the blend 100 Pipers, is the name taken from the 100 Pipers that led Bonnie Prince Charlie into battle
during the Jacobite uprising in 1745 and launched in 1965, it was the brainchild of the then owners Seagram, Sam Bronfman and was invented
by Jimmy Lang and Alan Bailie

Allt - a - Bhainne works 7 days a week (2020) with 25 mashes a week and produces 4.000.000 ltrs of alcohol a year.

8 stainless steel backs, fermentation time = 50 hours, 2 pair of stills, a 9 ton mash tun, first equipment with rakes and ploughs, and in 2015
a up to date modern lauter mash gear was installed into the existing mash tun. (2020)

Alt - a - Bhainne is most important for the blend 100 Pipers






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