My favourite of the night, by a whisker from the 1972 Glen Garioch Oddbins.
Chosen by Angus MacRaild, full-term sherry matured.
Spectacular cherry notes up front, almost cherryade, along with rooty peat. Massively sweet, delicious and a wholly different entity from modern whisky.
Goodness, sweet and almost bewilderingly multi-faceted, with beautiful little explosions of flavour heading in all directions. As pointed out by Jonny McMillan (BBR), the bottling strength means you need quite a lot in the mouth to achieve the full effect, but it really is quite something - earthy, pleasantly sharp and increasingly savoury.
Long, very herbal, eventually revealing celeriac which then translates back into the nose.