Allt-A-Bhainne Distillery

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Pronunciation alta’vane Pronunciation
Translation Burn of Milk
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller Chivas Brothers Ltd.
Owner Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Pernod Ricard)
Address Glenrinnes
AB55 4DB
Telephone +44 (0)1542 - 78 32 00
+44 (0)1340 - 78 33 31
LatLong 57° 43’ 42.2” N   03° 12’ 24.6” W
Altitude 293 m
Grid Reference NJ275344
Open to public Not open to public
Fourth distillery built by Seagram’s

Built by Chivas Brothers Ltd., subsidiary of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Ltd. of Canada to secure malt whisky for blending. Total cost £2.7 million
Distillery extended, production doubled
Distillery mothballed

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production water from 12 different sources in the Woods of Ben Rinnes, for cooling from Mains Burn
  Annual Output 3,800,000 litres of alcohol (full capacity is 4,500,000 litres)
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
almost 100% blend (Chivas Regal, Passport, Something Special/100 Pipers), sometimes single malt via independent bottlers
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor no
  Malt Storage
Mill Buhler with 7 rollers
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun 1 made of stainless steel with a raised dome supported by pillars
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 8 made of stainless steel with a cone shaped bottom
  Washback Charge
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2, onion shaped, steam heated
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm slightly ascending
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
2, tube shaped, steam heated (probably the only ones in use in the industry)
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm almost horizontal
  Coolers 4 condensers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks
  Warehouses All product is taken away by road to Keith
  Vatting and Bottling Location

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