...that is a very interesting old-style dram with a rather unusual profile (for modern drinkers). I like it but it is not the stuff to quaff a bottle in one go - to be honest.
By the way, my best guess given the aromas and flavours profile is either Dalwhinnie or Blair Athol. According to Angus this should be a Glenmorangie but it is the most unusual Glenmorangie I ever tasted, for sure. But to be honest: Who ever tasted a 34+years old Glenmorangie from the mid-eighties before (I did not)...
The colour is old gold and the nose offers an interesting but rather unusual profile with lots of heather impressions (both flowers and honey), grasses, herbs and distant whiffs of smoke. Very shy fruits only but a lot of old-style waxes and oils. It reminds me a little of the old North Port or Coleburn profiles but both were closed in 1985 already. This certainly is a nose for old-style whisky lovers (like me).
The taste is sweeter than the nose with again almost no fruits in there but both delicious barley sugars and honeys. This sweetness is nicely countered by rather bitter herbs and waxes which balance the taste again. There are shy impressions of smoke and stronger leathery and spicy flavours. Very interesting to explore and yes, I like to quaff this stuff (but I am not sure if modern drinkers will like it too).
The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds a significant cardboardy impression towards the end which is somewhat distracting. Besides this some imteresting notes of cocoa beans (you know, they are rather bitter) and autumn leaves join in as well. Water releases more honey and waxy aromas in the nose and turns the taste sweeter with some hints of milk chocolate. I like to explore this dram neat and then add a little water for my drinking pleasure.