"There isn’t greater joy in life that following and indulging in our passions, whatever they may be"
It is how Valinch & Mallet was conceived and created: two friends, coming from different backgrounds, united by the common passion for Whisky and the desire to transform it into a profession and share its fruits with everyone else.
If you add to this mix our Italian innate love for art and crafts and the heritage left by the extraordinary selectors that forever linked Italy to Scotland and Scotch Whisky, a clearer picture starts to appear.
Selecting single casks is not a science but a matter of taste, an art: where a standard of perfection cannot exist our creativity and personal taste are what drive us to prefer one cask over another, imagining how the spirit will marry with the wood and develop once finally poured and sealed in the bottle.
In a world of sometimes overwhelming wood influence, we always seek the true distillery character: choosing what we like the most over what we believe will sell more is the hardest of choices, but it is in fact the only one that matters when quality and not quantity is the ultimate goal.
There are, in fact, too many unknown and uncontrollable factors influencing their aging process: the size of the cask, the different wood of its staves, the different position in the rack. Was one close to a source of heat or cold? Was another closer to the main door being perhaps influenced by the cold air brought in by the warehouse keeper in his routine checks?
Little, subtle differences summed and compounded over decades make each cask unique bringing out perhaps fruitiness, waxiness, peat or simply giving a mellower overall nose and palate. Different but equal at the same time.
While Quantities Last
Price Includes All Taxes
Shipping Calculated At Checkout
Both Purchaser And Reciever Must Be Of Legal Drinking Age