Allt A Bhainne Distillery Hunter Laing & Co. Independent Bottlers Scotland Speyside Region Whisky from 0 to 50 euros

Hepburn’s Choice Allt-A Bhainne 7yo

Review of a single cask chosen by Hunter Laing from this Chivas group's distillery.

Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 46%ABV
Ageing cask: Ex-Sherry
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Hunter Laing & Company
Average price: € 40.00
Official website: hunterlaing.com
Vote: 86/100

We return to the well-known Glasgow bottler, established in 2013 but with roots in the post-World War II era, with another label from its interesting collection, Hepburn’s Choice.
In this line, dedicated to William Hepburn, the maternal grandfather of the company’s director, a diplomat who travelled the world and had a great passion for scotch, we find only single cask bottled at 46%ABV.

A few words about the distillery with such a bizarre name, founded in 1975 by the Chivas Brothers with the sole intention of producing whisky for their blends, which for this reason has no bottling of its own.
It’s located in the busy Dufftown area, it’s used solely for distilling and is not open to the public.
A total of 615 of this bottling were produced from a 2008 distillate.

Tasting notes

Light gold in the glass.
The nose exudes a comforting aroma of mulled wine, warm and spicy, with baked apple, cloves, cinnamon, sultanas in spirit, caramelised brown sugar, orange peel and a drop of lemon.
The palate has a nice note of chilli on a soft and delicate body of ripe fruit (plums, peaches, apples) with a touch of orange. Liquorice, dark chocolate, more cane sugar… a classic bouquet of aromas presented in an elegant and sober way, very pleasant.
The finish is moderately long and a little astringent with liquorice, sandalwood, hazelnuts and caramel.

A cask that, despite its youth, has worked at the tip of its bow, without the excesses often found in ex-Sherry woods. The result is a well-balanced and silky whisky, dangerously drinkable.

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