Auchentoshan Valinch 2012
Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland
Valinch is the instrument used to draw whisky from a cask; as such, the whisky is aptly named due to the cask strength and un-chill filtered nature of the product. A limited batch release, the 2012 version is bottled at 114.4 proof and aged in first fill ex-bourbon casks. This is a pumped up version of their Auchentoshan Classic bottling.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"There are deep dark fruits on the nose with a huge malty presence. Drinking this neat will enhance the cinnamon red hots on your tongue and gums. Adding a few drops of water will calm the fire just a tad while enhancing the vanilla and sweet chocolate notes."