What's in a name? Auchentoshan Valinch 2012 - 2nd Release whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Auchentoshan Valinch 2012 - 2nd Release whiskey, rather than whisky.
Crème brûlée, lemon meringue pie and a touch of that deliciously estery Auchentoshan new-make spirit on the nose, leading to creamy fresh fruits on the palate with cask-strength weight. The finish is lingering with hints of meringue and custard.
Perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, strong enough to tolerate a micro ice cube which truly opens it up...lovely flavor of almond, citrus and caramel
27th October 2013
I enjoy the nose it is sweet but there are still many flavors I enjoy. Tough full strength for me so I add a little water.
2nd July 2013
Nasty bitter taste blocks all depth
10th March 2013
You can immediately tell on the nose that this is a young whisky, somewhat nervous. Less round than the previous release, I think. But still very sweet on vanilla and citrus. Porrigde, roasted barley and eucalyuptus. Fresh wood shavings. Leaving it to breath does wonders. Becomes fruitier. I get some sultanas. Light peppery touch. It is creamy and powerful. Good body. Picquant. Immediately fruity notes from oranges, peel included, and raisins appear. Clearly young, but that does not spoil the fun in this case.
The finish is pleasantly long, honeysweet and dies on coconut.
15th November 2012