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Auchentoshan Valinch 2011 Release

Lowland greatness

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@VolksReview by @Volks

7th Dec 2012

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    90

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A cask strength bourbon matured number of Auchentoshan. Excellent price as well i picked this up for $90 AUD. Very high ABV and generally i would think pretty young spirit around 10 years old so plenty of water is needed. All the way up to 50:50 and it wont drown. Bloody good stuff

  • Nose: hot, creamy, zesty, sharp, slightly dusty and some vanilla. With water ahhhh, that’s better. Almost lime panna cotta, grassy notes underneath, with floral rose notes lemon to, beautifully refreshing.

  • Pallet: fairly full bodied for a light style whisky. Sweet, intensely sharp, very raw. With water, gentle at first as it washes it over the pallet then light cream, little bit of fizz, sherbet maybe? Very mellow honey (not too sweet) vanilla, more grass and a touch of banana.

  • Finnish: vanilla, some floral notes, zesty to the end and grassy notes emerging. With water, honey, mild ginger, some more zesty zing. Fantastically clean and slightly dry mouth feel

  • Mark neat: 8.2/10. With water: 9.0

Beautifully clean and restorative whisky. Would probably contrast very well with big earthy cigars like punch or partagas. An excellent dram, highly recomended even more so given the price.

scores below are with water

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3 comments

@talexander
talexander commented

Excellent whisky - love it!

7 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

@Volks, your estimation of the age is a bit off. This is whisky between 5 and 9 years old, not 10. In this case, that is actually a compliment to the whisky. One of my fav daily drams and good value for money.

7 years ago 0

@Volks
Volks commented

@markjedi1, thanks for that bit of info, a compliment to the whisky indeed. yeh i think cask strength cheapies (relativley) like Abunnah, talsiker 57 north and uiegedal are best of the best at the moment. Such good value

7 years ago 0

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