Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Allt-a-Bhainne launch set to shake up the single malt category

Allt-a-Bhainne launch set to shake up the single malt category

Allt-A-Bhainne, the latest release from Scotch whisky specialist Chivas Brothers, is here to shake up the single malt category by mixing the smokiness of peat with the fruity sweetness of the Speyside region in Scotland. The challenger whisky will push conventional boundaries in a bid to attract a whole new generation of drinkers.  

Established in 1975, an era of punks, mods and breaking with convention, the Allt-A-Bhainne distillery is truly a product of its time. It is liberated, open and original – and those who have visited can testify that it’s a place for whisky-making, not picture-taking. Now ready to launch its first large-scale offering, Allt-A-Bhainne goes against the grain and stands out as different from more traditional Speyside whiskies, with a distinctive taste and bold personality to match.  

At a time when peated malts are growing globally by 7.6% (CAGR 2012/2017 IWSR), Allt-A-Bhainne is the answer for those out-of-the-ordinary special occasions or for valuable time spent unwinding in good company. Bottled at 40% ABV, it is aimed at active single malt explorers looking to experience something a bit different, while also appealing to new single malt drinkers with its straight-talking attitude. 

Capturing its bold personality, the clean bottle design features strong, geometric shapes to create an energetic look that resonates with the 70s style of the Allt-A-Bhainne distillery on the label. The clean, uncluttered design of the bottle shows off the liquid and screams confidence in what’s inside. The wooden stopper is a gesture towards the craftsmanship at the heart of the brand. 

Richard Clark, Allt-A-Bhainne Master Distiller, comments: “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.”

Allt-A-Bhainne has now hit the shelves in the UK at an RRP of £37.00 and will also be rolling out in Australia.

Tasting notes:

Nose: Notes of soft red apples, sweet runny honey, delicate smoke (bonfire embers) and toffee.

Taste: The smoky flavour comes through much more markedly on the taste and gives a delightful mix of citrus fruits (sweet orange and ripe melon), toasted marshmallows, smoke and gentle peaty flavours.

Finish: Long, smoky, slightly dry and spicy

<< View the range of single malts from the Allt-a-Bhainne

<< Read more about the Allt-a-Bhainne

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Google Plus
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

See the full section of Whisky Advent Calanders available for December 2018 - Also available in Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Cognac and a Douglas Laing special... Read More

Latest Whisky News

See all whisky press releases for 2018

Clydeside Distillery has Christmas all wrapped up for whisky fans. New tours launched as perfect Christmas gift ideas. 15th November 2018

Dublin Whiskey Bonding Tradition Is Honoured With New Red Spot Irish Whiskey Launch. 14th November 2018

Caol Ila Distillery visitor experience transformation plans submitted. 14th November 2018

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Launches New Cask Finish Series. 13th November 2018

Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards 2019- Now public must vote for winners. 6th November 2018

Knock Their Socks Off With Membership To The World's Leading Whisky Club (SMWS): 1st November 2018

Isle of Arran Distillers launch exclusive small batch bottling: 31st October 2018

Open Champion Clarke Joins Loch Lomond Whiskies: 31st October 2018

Glencairn Named Official Whiskey Tasting Glass Provider To Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States: 29th October 2018

Read Planet Whiskies take on Redbreast 32-Year-Old Dream Cask Single Pot Cask Still Irish Whiskey. Find out about the history and tasting notes for this whiskey

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Barrel Traditional Oak Single Malt Whisky
Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Barrel Traditional Oak Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £424.15
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfiddich 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 8387) - Rare Collection Single Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich 22 Year Old 1992 (cask 8387) - Rare Collection Single Malt Whisky ~ 56.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,150.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Miltonduff 34 Year Old 1982 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Miltonduff 34 Year Old 1982 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £321.35
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Ledaig 42 Year Old Dusgadh Single Malt Whisky
Ledaig 42 Year Old Dusgadh Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,994.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Douglas Laing Old Particular Double Pack Single Malt Whisky
Douglas Laing Old Particular Double Pack Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.5% ~ 100cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £450.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £8,283.41
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Antiquary 12 Year Old - 1960s Blended Whisky
The Antiquary 12 Year Old - 1960s Blended Whisky ~ 49.5% ~ 91cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £360.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Haig Gold Label 2l - 1970s Blended Whisky
Haig Gold Label 2l - 1970s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 200cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £432.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bells Blended Scotch Whisky Decanter - 1970s Blended Whisky
Bells Blended Scotch Whisky Decanter - 1970s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 75cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £480.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 3225) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 3225) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,690.61
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter

Support us Google Plus