Smoky malt and a prickle of white pepper spice blend with toffee apples, buttery pastry, a hint of heather and toasted oak.
Butterscotch, roasted apricot and honey provide sweetness among gingerbread and cinnamon spice and earthy peat.
A long finish has plenty of drying smoke and fizzing spice.
The first official whisky from Allt-á-Bhainne distillery, which has previously produced liquid to be used in Chivas Regal blends or the occasional independent bottling. The inspiration behind this single malt Scotch whisky was to blend peat and smoky notes with classic Speyside elements.
The bottle design attempts to honour the '70s style of the distillery with its distinctive geometric shape.
Its a good single malt whisky that has a nice ballance between smoke and sweet notes. Allt-á-Bhainne’s peated level is somewhere between Bruichladdich and Bowmore