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SM from Distilleries that make Whisky for blending only?

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SM from Distilleries that make Whisky for blending only?

Postby kljostad » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:35 am

I know that some distilleries make whisky for use in bending only, but even so, they sell some of their own single malts from their distillery shop. Do you have knowledge on witch distilleries this might be, and if their SM is any good? This is useful information for everyone that wants to go distillery-hopping, and want to buy something special to bring home.
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Postby karlejnar » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:23 am

Glenallachie is one example. However they do not have a shop, in fact they only welcome visitors on special occasions like the Whisky Festivals.

But Chivas Bro's (Pernod Ricard) bottles a 15yo heavy sherried malt in their Cask Strength Edition Series. This is available at the groups distilleries which have a visitor centre/shop for example the nearby Aberlour Distillery.
I have this one:
Glenallachie, Cask Strength, 15yo, 58%, D:1989, B:2005, CS, 1st fill Sherry butt, batch GA15001, (50cl)


Another one is Allt-a-Bhainne, but I think you can only get that single malt from independent bottlers.
I have this one:
Allt-a-Bhainne, Cadenhead's, 12 yo, 57,6%, D:1992, B:feb-2005, Bourbon barrel, 240b.

A third one is Braeval which is mothballed at the moment.

It may seem that Pernod Ricard has a number of distilleries making malt for blend only, but Diageo has some too. Only they seem to bottle single malts from most of them in the Flora & Fauna series.
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:03 pm

some glenallachie is bottles by the distillers and sold as glenallachie single malt. but it is only sold via a chain of supermarkets in belguim. i dont know if its still sold via them or not, but it was 18-24months ago.
its in a white tube and has a picture of a fish on it
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Re: SM from Distilleries that make Whisky for blending only?

Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:51 pm

kljostad wrote:I know that some distilleries make whisky for use in bending only, but even so, they sell some of their own single malts from their distillery shop. Do you have knowledge on witch distilleries this might be, and if their SM is any good? This is useful information for everyone that wants to go distillery-hopping, and want to buy something special to bring home.


The Flora and Fauna range are only available from Diageo distilleries and specialist shops. Some of those are a good buy and there will also be a variety of the 'Rare Malts' series at the distilleries.
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