Now I am sure you were all busy watching the Royal wedding this past Saturday. But, have no fear, if you missed my blog post, click here to read my Bruichladdich Distillery tour blog. For today’s blog, I am following up with a mini review of our Valinch bottling.
Valinch bottlings are do-it-yourself and exclusively available to visitor’s at Bruichladdich. After our warehouse tour we decided this would be a good thing to bring back with us to the states. All bottlings are Cask Strength and while we were there, there were two options for to choose from, one was the 8-year and the other one, I believe might have been, their 21-year. We decided to go with the 8-year bottling.
Nose: oak, toffee, vanilla and fruit
Palate: vanilla, caramel, oak, peat smoke and hints of fruit
Finish: lingering notes of peat smoke and vanilla
You can tell right off the bat that it’s a young whisky. It starts off creamy with notes of caramel and vanilla but then comes the punch of peat, oak and fruit. It’s rough around the edges but something peat lovers would enjoy. There is so much flavor and complexity in each sip that you can’t help wanting more.
It is a whisky we will continue to enjoy till the bottle is gone and until we decide to visit the distillery again. Both the tour and the bottle are well worth it.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.