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Auchentoshan Valinch 2011 Tasting notes and reviews

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Auchentoshan Valinch 2011

Brand
Auchentoshan
Expression
Valinch 2011
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.50%
Produced at
Auchentoshan Distillery
Region
Lowland

Dave Broom

79
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.

Martine Nouet

85
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.
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