Glenmorangie 10 yo (40%, OB, 1980’s).
Nose: fresh and unexpectedly smoky and kind of mineral, very flinty. Gets then a little grassier and waxier, with also notes of fresh fruits such as gooseberries and butter pears. Grilled beef, bacon. Rather complex.
Mouth: sweet, thick, creamy and malty, with a few salty touches. Rather bold in fact, much more powerful than expected. Goes on with toasted bread, coffee, crème brulée and then overripe apples, hints of redcurrants. Gets also maltier and maltier.
Finish: the saltiness grew even bigger at this stage, and so did the maltiness. Again, big whisky, even if it’s not as complex on the palate as on the nose.