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Auchentoshan Valinch 2012 Tasting notes and reviews

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Auchentoshan Valinch 2012

Brand
Auchentoshan
Expression
Valinch 2012
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.20%
Produced at
Auchentoshan Distillery
Region
Lowland
Availability
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Neil Ridley

75
Nose
Vintage leather jacket, a handful of copper coins, some waxy crayons (definitely navy blue!) and an overtly gristy note.
Palate
The leather continues onto the palate, alongside mint humbug, stewed tea with a lot of sugar and some overripe apple with slightly wrinkly skin.
Finish
A little thin, with a hint of leather remaining and a blast of dryness.
Comment
Pleasant in parts, but the oak hasn't been as friendly to this as you would have hoped.

Rob Allanson

78
Nose
Quite herbal at first, alpine meadows and lavender. Caramel chews, Belgian sugar waffles and blackberry juice. A little old library, dusty books. Air cured meat and fresh bread.
Palate
Rich and creamy then the alcohol prickles. Sweet mango and chilli sauce, cinnamon apple pie. Then a turn with polished leather, slick and oily.
Finish
Sweet powdered sugar with cumin seeds.
Comment
Water helps you get past the alcohol but the oak is still dominant.
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