Scotch whisky specialists Chivas Brothers have recently released Allt-A-Bhainne. A whisky
designed to push conventional boundaries, by mixing the smokiness of peat with the fruity sweetness of the Speyside region in Scotland. With an aim to shake up the single malt category, the new whisky endeavours to attract a whole new generation of drinkers.
Bottled at 40% ABV, its targeted at single malt explorers, who like to step away from the norm and experience something a little different.
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.”
Eric Thomson, marketing director of Pernod Ricard Australia, comments: “The Single Malts category alone in Australia is in strong double-digit growth at +19.7%*. Traditionally, Single Malt whisky focuses on history, heritage and how things used to be done. Speyside is known for its fruity whiskies but Allt-A-Bhainne goes against the grain creating an unconventional mix of sweet & peat.”
Allt-A-Bhainne is now available in Australia, at an RRP of $80.00
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