Auchentoshan

Valinch 2011

ABV 57.5%
REVIEWED Issue 98
Specifications
Brand: Auchentoshan
Expression: Valinch 2011
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 57.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Auchentoshan Distillery, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Lowland, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sweet and plenty of cream. Initially delicate then it opens out, hints of all spice and ginger. There is citrus as well. Crème brûlée and some fresh barley.
Palate: At first there is the alcohol bite, with a touch of pepper, then it mellows into this soft character with a little lemon and orange.
Finish: Vanilla and a malt edge, quite long.
Comment: Possibly the perfect summer drink and easy to mess around with: long with ice and ginger is fun.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light and clean. Touch of flannel, green peppercorn, pistachio nut (rather than ice cream) and rose. Water brings out grape seed and unripe pineapple.
Palate: Very sweet and hot. Becomes nuttier than the nose suggests with a gentle grip. Needs the water to show the fineness of the spirit.
Finish: A balancing light dustiness.
Comment: Another excellent marker on the upward trajectory of Auchie.
7.9
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