Allt-a-Bhainne has two of the tallest stills with the longest necks in Scotland and this produces a lighter and more delicate spirit than most.
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How to pronouce Allt-a-Bhainne? olt-a-vane
This little known distillery is found in the Fiddich Glen and is owned by drinks giant, Pernod Ricard. The name means 'milk on the burn (stream)' in Gaelic. It is a modern facility that has never had a distillery named bottling released, with Pernod Ricard saying that they have no plans to either. All the whisky goes to blending contracts, although a few independent bottlings are available on the market.
The distillery was built in the mid 1970s by a Canadian drinks company called Seagrams, in order to meet the worldwide demand for whisky. Allt-a-Bhainne has a large capacity of approximately 4 million litres per year and it was primarily producing whisky to go towards their blended brands. It was designed to run on minimal staff and its architecture is functional rather than asthetic. A slump in the global economy and demand for whisky led to the distillery and Seagrams falling on hard times. Allt-a-Bhainne was closed in 2002, as Seagrams sold off their assets to other drinks companies, primarily Diageo and Pernod Ricard. Pernod Ricard took over the distillery and production started again in 2005.