For this session I think many scotch malts needs to be tried alongside blends and grains, or even foreign malts these days. I'll just say that there is a lot of good alternatives out there. And these blends are made by my favorite blender, mr. Paterson!
The Whisky of 1990 NAS 40% W&M blend
I wish this whisky was bottled at CS, even before trying it. The color is golden brown. It smells fruity, mint, honey, nectarine, apple juice, caramel, a weird one. The taste is oaky, leather, kiwi, grape fruit, butter. Oily!!! This is not my favorite W&M by far, but I hope it makes its way into a good blend one day.
A crappy whisky: 2.5
Whyte & MacKay 21yo 43% Blend
I think I gave this a 8 last time I tried it. But I might go the opposite way this time, considering the last score. The color is golden bronze. It smells peppery, snails, oysters, seaweed, caramel, onions, pickles, honey crust. This is a whisky which speaks very well on its own. The taste is sweet and peppery, not my favorite. Vegetable tasting, carrot juice, cauliflower, orange juice. The finish is peppery and burnt.
A good mixture: 4.5
Next tasting: You make the guess!