I picked up a bottle of Valinch and I must say it is not what I was expecting. That is to say, it doesn't taste as I remember Auchentoshan to taste. Rather, it reminds me very strongly of Glen Garioch 12: it is very floral/herbal with a strong raisin element, unlike any other Scotch I have tasted. I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this similarity. Almost makes me wonder if there wasn't a mix-up at the bottling plant...and this is not the first time I've wondered this about Auchentoshan. My friend and I each got a bottle of the old 10 year old from the same LCBO at the same time, and our bottles were completely different. Mine was dry, ashen, smoky, while his was light, grassy, like I would have expected.