Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Glen Moray 40 yo 1959/1999 (50.9%, OB, 400 bottles) Ah, 1959. Samaroli had a fabulous one, bottled in 1984 at 46%. No less than WF 93. Colour: amber. Nose: it’s perhaps not as immediately immediate (S., please) as the 1966, but this elegance should be mesmerizing, provided you’re ready to give this baby a good chunk of your precious time. Orange cake, a Turkish delight shop in Istanbul, various pieces of precious woods, warm cellulose, many leaves, a little chamomile, a little blond tobacco, a drop of mint essence… In truth, it’s slightly shy after the 1974 and the 1966, and would never quite open itself, but water should help. With water: still a little shy, perhaps, and it’s rather wood essences that come out. Other than that, more of the same. Mouth (neat): there might be a little too much oak, but all the rest is of the highest order. Rosewater, litchis, old gewürztraminer, teas, cardamom cake, acorn squash, pumpkin pips, these sorts of things. Not quite sure it’s too oaky, as we’re wandering around the limits of oakiness. With water: no. Yes! Not quite. Yes. Not sure… That often happens with older whiskies, they are flirting with your senses and sometimes they just lose you. Naughty babies! Finish: medium, perhaps a little drying. That’s right, a little flat and oaky. Comments: the problem is that we had just tried some stunners, so this old baby’s having trouble striking a chord at this point. I’m just having a drop of the very raisiny Samaroli 1959 as we speak, and well, it just kills this little OB. Oh let’s put an end to this madness, if you don’t mind. SGP:551 - 88 points.