- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- LPNH 1301
- Added on
- 11 Sep 2018 3:22 pm by NRS
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Whisky Reviews for Allt-a-Bhainne Single Malt Scotch Whisky
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.56 points
- Allt a Bhainne 40%. Official bottling. Dark yellow with a soft orange hue. Aroma is bubblegummy, ever so slightly feinty maybe - slight suggestions of cheese and plastic. But mostly quite airy. Touch of sawdust. Not much to it. Taste is light, watery, very soft, incredibly light and inoffensive, slightly papery, very little of the advertised peat up front though it does build. You'd have to drink a lot to get a dose of peat though. I mean it tastes fine. Good drinkability, no alcohol shows up. Maybe a bit like a half decent blend. If I had a BSW that tasted like this I would be fairly satisfied, and blind I wouldn't have it down as a malt. Not a bad whisky, but it's hard to know who it's aimed at really.
- the name fits
from the smoke it is completely OK for me, but it does not blow
I won't buy a bottle
sweet becomes stronger, minimal smoke (fits!), light plastic, young malt, light caramel comes, grassy notes
light and silky on the palate
young malt, minimal smoke (hardly noticeable), spicy, earthy / mineral (young malt), brown banana, hot and peppery at the end
spicy, light lemon / ornamental orange / bergamot?, oak, no smoke at first then it comes minimally, whole milk nut chocolate
- Not bad, young, but different from the usual young Speysider. Nevertheless, too light, and one or the other funny flavor is there.
Young, fruity, pearly, vanilla, sweet, but also a spicy note, subtly scorched, slightly burnt-on plastic, probably from the peat. Not bad.
Slightly watery and discreet at the beginning, slightly alcoholic. Only little fruit and sweetness, rather tart and spicy aromas
Light peat, ashen, burned plastic. Then some fruit, light sweet notes and a vinous aftertaste. Very short and watery.
Begins grassy and pithy. In the background spicy oak, caramel and some citrus zests. Over time, more and more custard and the smoky note of the banished crust a Creme Brulee.
At first pithy and grassy framed by spicy oak. Now followed by burnt sugar, citrus zests and cold custard.
Full, long and grassy. Late oak note.
- If this is a distillery bottling then I would stick to the IB's. It's not totally crap, just very boring. This was a sample courtesy of my Polish neighbour.
A soft fruity nose, Victoria plum, peach, red apple and green melon. There is also some sort of candy note like marshmallow. I am finding it quite pleasant, a nice sniffer. It says on the bottle, just enough peat to start a fire, I couldn't find a trace.
The soft fruity notes continue with the taste and I'm afraid that's about it. You are waiting for something else to arrive and it never does, it just bypasses straight to the finish.
The finish isn't much to right home about either, short and sweet.