It is actually rather good, has chocolatey notes, and does not cost you a fortune. Furthermore, in my humble opinion, unlike some recommended older whiskies, it does not have a drying wood aftertaste in the palate.
Some may point you towards an Ardbeg, perhaps Laphroaig. Others will think of Sherry rather than peat, in which case some of the older Glenfarclas.
You have suggested "Malty", my own interpretation would probably include:
An older more than 20 year old Glenrothes.
The 1969 or 25yr Glen Mhor
Glenfiddich Havana Reserve
One of the Bruichladdich 20yr old "Sherries"
Glenfarclas Quarter Casks 1987
When they come out (As I don't think they have yet) and IF you have the spare cash, any of the offerings at Glasgow's 2006 WL "Fab 40's" Masterclass:
Whyte & Mackay 30 y/o Blended
Whyte & Mackay 40 y/o Blended
33 y/o Isle of Jura
40 y/o Dalmore
OK, so the first two aren't "Malts", but they are good and they are very big.
As for the Dalmore 40, there's nothing bigger!
(But it will probably carry an equally "big" price tag!)
ScotchPalate wrote:What do you all recommend if I have a craving for a :
BIG MALT flavor/flavour, smooth, and maybe some sweet notes.
What about Glenmorangie 10 or BenRiach 12 or even, gasp! Grant's Family Reserve? Huge malt in the last one.
or Glenfiddich 12.
TheLaddie wrote:Mr Fjeld wrote:With big malt I understand it to be the sweet cerealy taste.
In that case Edradour Cask Strength Signatory Decanter is hugely malty like a malted milk biscuit marinaded in sherry.
Thanks, I became both thirsty and hungry at the same time......and it isn't lunch break yet
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