Another of Speyside’s workhorses, Allt-a-Bhainne was one of the first distilleries designed to be operated by one person.
A modern Distillery built in 1975 at a cost of £2,7 million to produce a malt for the 100 Pipers and Chivas Regal Blends. The distillery has a capacity of 4,2 million litres per year.
All the equipment is contained in a single room with mash tun at one end and four stills at the other. Originally designed to produce a light, estery malt for blending requirements. As Chivas Brothers have no distillery on Islay, they have been producing peated whisky at Allt-a-Bhainne. During the last few years 50% of the production at the distillery has been peated spirit with a phenol content of the malted barley of 10ppm. Allt-a-Bhainne is only very occasionally seen as a single malt bottling.
There are no official bottles of Allt-a-Bhainne single malt but it has been used on and off for the Deerstalker brand.