Nose is less abundant than the 32yo's and lacks those complex old-style teas, but palate is better, and is simply better than many a palate I've had this year. So that's a draw score-wise. They are very similar though, all in all. Finish could be a little more fruity, but that's nit-picking. I don't know if the fact that these Inchmurrin's stunning quality was left unnoticed should worry me or make me feel lucky. But seriously, watch this space.
Delicate and yet unmistakable. Fresh orange juice, apricots big time, and again that "posh pastries" side full of fresh eggs. My little brother says this is "next level Bailey's" and indeed there's a definite creaminess to it, on white chocolate. Over-sweet mandarines, bananas, transient strawberries even. Very caky and dignified like some egg&butter-full La Durée madeleines you'd buy for 3$ a piece. With time, a nice grassy side emerges, a prairie full of daisies. No idea what's the smell of a daisy but this simply has to be similar. Lemongrass, and at last some tea with time (which was much more obvious in the 32yo https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/93461/inchmurrin-1984-ed). And again, there's this "salty snack" kind of maltiness that's typically Inchmurrin in my experience. Very good nose, although it could be more complex and evolutive.
Holy sh** really. What's with Inchmurrin these days ? One of the best and most-integrated arrival I had in months, alcool-wise it's magnificiently soft, then a terrific fruity crescendo begins with more apricot juice than you could imagine, pink peach stone, grapefruit, papaya, but the fruitiness is balanced by citrus teas, woodspices (nutmeg and laurel) and at last a prairie covered in peppermint-flavored toothpaste, which is actually amazing despite not sounding so. Incredible.
Again, like the 32yo, switches to a fresh, bitter and lime-y leafiness, on nettle, eldberries, even carrots and various roots, same salty maltiness again (unsalted peanuts), sesame. Later on, peppermint, yep, that toothpaste again, but it's perfect in this context.