Notes from a blind tasting.
My personal tip was Mortlach, I missed the fruitiness on the tongue for Glen Ord.
Immediately after pouring it smells almost corked, luckily it's only brief and probably a combination of the fermented apples and the strong mineral notes, or it's old bottle flavor, let us surprise you ...
Oh yes, there is chocolate too.
Even a longer standing time does not change that much, a touch of sweat is added and it is less mineral, but now grassy. The apples don't seem so over the top anymore. Warmth brings peaches and cardboard into play.
Wow, that might be one of the saltyest whiskys I've ever had in my glass. A strong start and dark salty caramel, next to a delicate herbal note. It is only slightly sweet, but dense and meaty. The taste doesn't want to match the nose at all.
The finish is not particularly long, but it warms the chest cavity very pleasantly. Salt stays on the tongue for a long time, until at the end only a weak sweetness remains, reminiscent of starch, bread or the like.