First of all: The distillery has got a beautiful name. And that's always a good start.
And the distillery building in itself makes it interesting. Why build it like that, and not as a 'traditional' distillery? Makes you think... And what about those strange version of pagodas?
I kind of like the look of it... And the interior looks quite nice as well, with the wooden panels.
It was mothballed in 2003 and re-opened in 2005. The whisky is sought after in the blending industry. That is also a fascinating fact. Why does a distillery like Allt A Bhainne survive and florish, when a distillery like Brora is closed (even though it would be possible to open Brora again)? Makes you think as well...
And the process can be managed by one (1!!) person alone. And still it produces app. 4.5 million liters of spirit each year.
Another thing that makes it interesting is just the fact that it is hard to get. There aren't that much different bottlings of this whisky out there.
I'm sure that there are 'fun' stories about this distillery as well. It has been open for more than 30 years, so the employees must have experienced stuff of legends at this distillery as well as at any other...
I'll come back with more later.