We’ve seen a few interesting Allt-á-Bhainne expressions lately (WhiskyNerds and Watt Whisky) so we’re keen to see how they compare to this one bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Like the others it’s a 23 year old.
Allt-á-Bhainne 23 yo (49,5%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2020, Batch #9, 50 cl, 430 btl.)
Nose: really nice. Apricots and stewed rhubarb, juicy gooseberries, leading to sweeter notes of lemon candy, as well as apfelstrudel with vanilla sauce and some round waxy notes. Green apple sherbet. Light oaky touches. High quality again, really attractive.
Mouth: sweet and fruity. More apples and gooseberry tartlets, alongside orange peels. Vanilla custard. Some fruit tea, aromatic herbs and slightly floral barley notes. Candied ginger. Sweet oaky notes, as well as a light resinous touch.
Finish: long, now just a little less exceptional. Closer to the barley again, with hints of aniseed and ginger.
The nose of these Allt-à-Bhainne sister casks is really attractive, and I love the tart fruitiness throughout. The oak is slightly louder on the palate, with a fragrant edge. A pretty lovely dram again. Still a few bottles available from Master of Malt.