Johnny Murgatroyd wrote:At the moment I am halfway through a bottle of the Valinch already. To some extent I am pleased by it, but to another extent I am not loving it.
I have no previous experience with Auchentoshan, and little with Lowlanders generally, so I don’t know if I’m just disappointed with the Lowlander style overall.
The positives, are the powerful salty notes, the vanilla/condensed milk part of the flavour and the mouthfeel.
The negatives, are the strange note of, almost, acrylic paint in the nose (like white poster paint) and something I think is youthful spiritiness.
I am not too likely to get another bottle, but pleased to have tasted it.
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