Auchentoshan Valinch 2012

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
North American Bourbon Casks
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2014 2:56 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 67,59

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Valinch 2012

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.05 points

  1. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Caramel “Barberry”, “Snowball”, fruit drops, broken young tree branch, lemonade, marshmallow, vanilla, creamy fudge. Raw carrots. Flowers A little furniture lacquer. Slightly spirited. 21
    • Taste
      Moderate, moderately dry. A little bit biting (degree is felt). Powerful. Black pepper, pickled vegetables, barberry, ascorbic. 21
    • Finish
      From medium to long, warming, enveloping. 21
      Pleasant, even whisky, strong middle peasants. The balance is 21.
      Power disappears with water, instead it becomes softer and more drinkable, but it is also made easier. Bitterness is added.
      Total 84

  2. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, rich, not very difficult, but it is solid and powerful, strong such a sweet-grassy middle peas.
    • Nose
      Clear, dry, somewhat spirituous, herbal notes, dried medicinal herbs - yarrow, motherwort, valerian; mixture notes, tablets in the shell, dusty boards.
    • Taste
      Powerful, dense, sweet-medicinal, herbs, herbal bitterness, tablets, light citrus notes, creamy confectionery shades, burnt sugar.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet, ginger biscuits, herbal motifs, creamy confectionery notes, lemon peel.

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    paradoxical adventure with a triple distillation that gives it a lot of sweetness and a degree of alcohol that allows to release malty scents, spicy and fruity long enough!
    • Nose
      vanilla and creamy sweetness
    • Taste
      the almond, then the vanilla again, then the rise of the alcohol is always surprisingly fresh, sweet and fruity on lemon and orange, spicy return in the end!
    • Finish
      average on the same flavors, quite intense

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Alcohol is very prominent here. Slightly fruity, but especially sharp.
    Not very complex or in balance. But good to have tasted.

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasteful thanks to the traditional Cyrus sample swapping, which is always a large sample that takes at least two tastings. Stylishly like my former Dalmore 1994 Chieftain's .
    • Nose
      Malt, malted, with a little citrus. For grass, hazelnuts, orange, tangerine, honey and vanilla. The surface is dry, but when you "immerse" a little in it, it will settle. (84 b)
    • Taste
      Percentages of alcohol are quite creamy, malt, sweetened vanilla, fresh wood. Grep and at the end a light butterfly in the standard. (84 b)

  8. ApricotOne scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Xstream scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Like the Valinch pre-2012 i've had before, this one is also quite restless when you just open it. Last time, after pretty much 6 months air in de bottle it became one of my favorite whisky's. Especially with the right amount of added water. A big surprise, considering i don't really like most Auchentoshan's. 

    So i'll leave it for a while and re-rate later.
    Seems to have a similar profile as the one i had years before.

    Update: it's good, but not as good as the earlier one. 

  10. Fable scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


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