Auchentoshan Valinch 2012

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 62.10

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107 × member ratings

281 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Valinch 2012

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.34 points

  1. 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.

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Weird Auchentoshan notes (which is actually kinda funny that they have them, not unlike the cheesiness you get in a Jura, but also different. Anyhow funny that Toshan has them b/c of full triple distillation the distillate should be rather neutral, but it isn't. If you like Auchentoshan, this one is for you, clean and unadulterated juice. Young but also exiting.

  3. lonespirit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. mrturbo1 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Pleasantly subtle nose, the alcohol holds back. Otherwise relatively flat, little fruit.

    The alcohol is very present in the taste.
    A slightly metallic taste tone.

    Nice warm finish, medium length.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Not sure why the rating is rather low but for me this is very powerful, super fruity, quite sweet but still balanced and complex - all set for dessert! Fantastic!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey comb, overripe tropical fruits, pineapple galore, mango, passion fruit, hints of herbal spices and green tea, dry hay, wet tobacco, whiffs of smoke - great!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more tropical fruits, pineapple in sugar sirup, sugar glazed apples, little peaty, spices, pepper, herbal, some oak wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, super fruity, little peaty, little grapefruit or honey pomelo?, more herbal and more green tea - anyways, very good!

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not overly difficult, but gives a good introduction to the distillery.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Unusually concentrated and powerful whisky from Lowlands.
    • Nose
      Floral. Fruits, vanilla, caramel, spicy oak and herbals.
    • Taste
      Powerful, oily. Fruits, pepper, sawdust, caramel and citruses.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy.

  9. 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

  10. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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


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