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Overall rating
84.94/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB159200
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alistair Walker Whisky Company (AWWC)
Bottling serie
Infrequent Flyers
Vintage
2005
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Puncheon
Casknumber
69290
Number of bottles
643
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Release No. 20
Barcode
5060688360198
Added on
28 May 2020 2:47 pm by Double Barrel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 74.86

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Allt-a-Bhainne 2005 AWWC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.94 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Overripe Fruit

    This is the 20th release from Infrequent Flyers, the company run by Alistair Walker (son of legend Billy). I have to confess that I have very little experience with Allt-a-Bhainne, the distillery that was built by Seagram’s in 1975 and produces some 4 million litres of spirit per annum. It is considered a typical blender’s whisky. But I’m sure there is a very good reason why Alistair bottled this cask.

    Well, on the nose this is certainly very pleasant. Fresh, fruity and floral with notes of almond shavings and quince. Also some candied pineapple and orange marmalade. A bit candy-like, that that’s pleasant enough during the summer.

    It’s arrival is quite sturdy and relatively piquant on white pepper, but nicely balanced with lots of overripe fruit. Next to pineapple and oranges I also get some apricots and a hint of kiwi. Honey by the truckload. Very sweet, but satisfying at the same time.

    The finish is lovely: long, sweet and spicy.

    It would have been a waste had this cask been blended away. Lovely Allt-a-Bhainne. Around 85 EUR. Thanks for the sample, Gunther.

  2. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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