2011 Auchentoshan Valinch Triple Distilled Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Lowlands, SCOTLAND
$125. 00
$1500.00 Dozen
ABV: 57.5%

Auchentoshan distillery [pronounced 'ock-un-tosh-un'] is located in the heart of the Lowlands whisky region. It employs a triple distillation method, an unusual process by Scotch Whisky standards. After maturation and bottling, the whiskies are typically light, fruity and pristinely balanced. In simple terms, they're dangerously drinkable and offer the devoted whisky drinker a 'go to' malt for warmer weather and the gift buyer an ideal choice when unsure about someone's whisky preferences.

Auchentoshan Valinch is essentially a cask strength version of the popular 'Classic' expression. In case you're wondering, a Valinch is the official name for the tube used to extract whisky from the barrel for tasting, although some may know it by its alternative title, "The Whisky Thief". Like its sister malt, Auchentoshan Valinch has received Kosher endorsment.

Other reviews... A nose of tinned peaches in syrup, Madeira, cinnamon, newly-planed wood, coconut, and vanilla notes. Sweet and spicy on the creamy palate, with vanilla, honey, and praline. Oak and spice in the peach liqueur-like finish. 57.5% Alc./Vol. 85 points - www.maltadvocate.com (Vol. 20, #4) Reviewed by: Gavin Smith size>

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Lowland No Age Statement.