Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Cask Company (TWCC)
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Switzerland Switzerland
Added on
02 nov 2020 3:29 pm by Tigo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 212.92

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Whisky reviews for Allt-a-Bhainne 1992 TWCC

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.38 points.

  1. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A fantastic whisky. I can't put it any other way. The nose is maybe a tad better than the rest, but at a really high level.

    Full review in a flight of six Speyside drams: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2023/02/14/immer-mehr-speyside-im-glas-teil-5/
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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  3. SRB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really great dessert whisky, not overly complex or spectacular but very, very enjoyable and well made.

    Everything is now automated at Allt-A-Bhainne, but when the distillate entered the bourbon cask 27 years ago, that wasn't the case and this is how this wonderfully bold and mature bourbon aging smells and tastes. That could almost be an old cognac or PX whisky.

    Depending on the mood of the day and preferred flavor profile between 89 and 91 points, although I would also understand if someone gets 92 points here because this sublime bourbon maturation is so clean and old.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The first nose is quite rich and creamy with lots of soft liquorice aromas, fat beeswax and honey, all very compact. A dense wall of those flavors, plus caramel and butterscotch.
      It's all relatively one-sided and a thick soup, but I like it when it's so clean and nice in the glass, like a nice forest bee honey.

      For once, I like it even better in Glencairn than in Blenders because it makes it appear even more harmonious and rounded.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fruity sweetness from oranges with lots of beeswax, honey, brown sugar, butter biscuits and in between always a wonderful bitterness from the wood.

      Everything is harmonious and round again. Pretty straight forward and a bourbon aging of the darker sort, with no surprises - but do you need those on a lazy evening before Christmas Eve when you just want to enjoy a nice whisky?
    • Finish
      90 90
      The mouthfeel is creamy but not syrupy. Very soft and yet intense. The finish is almost very long, but when it's gone, it's gone completely.

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    So this is an amazing shot. Fine smoky or peat, spiciness and fruitiness. beautiful. The taste is almost jelly candies and fruit chewing gum

  7. Triceratops77 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    This one by our friends in Switzerland, the Kissling family of The Stillman’s fame. Oh how I’m missing Zürich’s ships and röstis, hope Luzern will take place next year! Colour: gold. Nose: Di’esch ganz guett denk ich, mett exact bluema ond… Oh excuse me, we are not in Switzerland are we, how very sad… but this nose is quite astonishing, subtle, complex, on those fantastic beehive-y aromas that well-behaved wood (not a new hoggie seasoned with cheap PX, mind you) would generate. Lighter honeys (acacia), nougat, hay, crushed hazelnuts, artisanal sunflower oil, Läckerli (not quite but we’re trying put a brave face on it, you understand…) and, drumroll… beeswax! Wunderbar. Mouth: what? Allt-A-Bhainne? This is an ode to time and its impact on whisky. This reminds you that malt whisky = barley, water, yeast, wood and TIME. Overripe apples, waxes, blood oranges, marzipan, touches of ginger, some chutneys, and a rather marvellous pepper, bordering Thainess. Thai basil, Himalaya pepper, lime… Finish: rather long, with some wonderfully fresh peppery notes. Really very ‘Thai’ (Thai cuisine, another thing that I just idolise). And guess what’s coming in the aftertaste? Butterscotch! Comments: possibly the best Allt-A-Bhainne I’ve ever tried. One day, I’ll tell you (again) about that anecdote that took place when I tried to gather data about Allt-A-Bhainne from Pernod-Ricard, in the 2000s. Good fun.
    SGP:561 - 89 points.

  8. Tokyo_Zurich did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    TWCC tasting notes:
    Nose: fruity, gentle wood notes, cinnamon and cardamom
    Palate: old, dry oak, tobacco and dark chocolate
    Finish: dry spiciness underlaid with notes of pepper


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