Distillery Opened Capacity Malting Floor Washback Type Number of Washbacks Number of Wash Stills Number of Spirit Stills
1975 4 million litres / Stainless steel 8 2 2

Allt-a-Bhainne distillery was founded in 1975 by Chivas Brothers Ltd, then a subsidiary of Seagram and, as of 2001, of drinks giant Pernod Ricard.

Allt-a-Bhainne distillery was built with the intent of ensuring a steady supply of whisky for Chivas’ blended products, the distillery’s unusual name derives from the Gaelic,

‘Allt a’bhainne’ meaning ‘burn of milk’.

The Allt-a-Bhainne distillery lies on the southern slopes of the rugged mountain range, Ben Rinnes and draws its water from a spring amongst the lofty peaks.

All-t-a-Bhainne distillery was closed in 2002, due to saturation in the whisky market, the Allt-a-Bhainne distillery was reopened in May of 2005 due to an increased demand for the blend Chivas Regal, Allt-a-Bhainne being a chief component.

A large and quite modern distillery designed solely to create whisky for blends. 

Allt-a-Bhainne distillery has never been bottled officially but it has been used for bottlings of the Deerstalker brand from time to time.

  • 1975 Seagram builds the modern, computerised Allt-a-Bhainne distillery in Moray.
  • 1989 Allt-a-Bhainne's Production has doubled.
  • 2001 Pernod Ricard acquires the distillery and inaugurates it into its Chivas Brothers subsidiary.
  • 2003 The Allt-a-Bhainne distillery is mothballed.
  • 2005 Allt-a-Bhainne is reopened by Chivas Brothers and operated at full capacity to produce malt whisky for its blends.

The Allt-a-Bhainne distillery is equipped with a new modern lauter mash gear was fitted into the existing tun, eight stainless steel washbacks and two pairs of stills.

The Allt-a-Bhainne distillery's range consist of :

  • 18 yo

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