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Allt-a-Bhainne distillery

This distillery produces a multiple of many other distilleries. Nevertheless, it is relatively unknown. The reason for this is that Allt-a-Bhainne has no owner bottlings. The malt produced here tastes sweet and has a typical floral, but also spicy aroma.

Allt-A-Bhainne Whisky

The Allt-a-Bhainne Whisky Distillery is located near the town of Dufftown, on the south side of the Ben Rinnes, in the Speyside. Unfortunately, there was never an original bottling of the distillery, as most of the whisky produced in Allt-a-Bhainne is used to produce the Chivas Regal Blend. Interested parties must therefore use bottlings from independent bottlers such as Signatory or Gordon & MacPhail.

House Style

What does Allt-a-Bhainne single malt taste like? The malt produced here tastes sweet and has a typical floral, but also spicy aroma.


How is Allt-a-Bhainne whisky produced? You can produce up to five million liters a year in two stills. The distillery is one of the most modern distilleries in Scotland and is operated largely under computer control. Allt-a-Bhainne does not have its own warehouse, instead the New Make is transported by tanker from the distillery to central warehouses in Keith.


Relatively young, Allt-a-Bhainne was founded in 1975. At that time, the Chivas Brothers wanted to build five new distilleries in the Speyside. In addition to Allt-a-Bhainne, only today’s Braeval Distillery was built. The project turned out to be too ambitious and large. In 1989 the distillery was expanded.

Allt-a-Bhainne factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Allt-a-Bhainne alt a*vain Allt a' Bhainne Speyside Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1975 - Present Malt Allt-a-Bhainne Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Unknown Pernod Ricard

Allt-a-Bhainne Timeline:

1975: Built by Chivas Brothers Ltd., subsidiary of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Ltd. of Canada to secure malt whisky for blending. Total cost £2.7 million

1975-Aug-26: Operational

1989: Distillery extended, production doubled

2002-Oct: Distillery mothballed

Can I tour Allt-a-Bhainne?

No, unfortunately Allt-a-Bhainne distillery is not open to the public for tours