Dalmore Gran Reserva - disappointed
I'm going to a scotch tasting soon, and not wanting to arrive empty handed, I purchased this one. Now every review I read mentioned "orange peel", "ginger", "cocoa", and other pleasant things. Also, having been aged in Sherry casks, I thought I'd have a winner here.
Well it hasn't impressed me in the least. It is medicinal, and I cannot pick up any of these other flavors.
For reference, I have enjoyed Dalwhinnie 15, really love the Balvenie 12 Double Wood, and ventured into Islay single-malts with Bowmore 12 (love the caramel/smoke blend there), so I believe I have enough of a sense of taste and smell to appreciate scotch properly.
Am I doing something wrong with this Dalmore Gran Reserva?