Only a pair of examples here to contribute. So, without any further ado...Glen Elgin 12 Year Old (Hidden Malts) - 43%ABV
Medium gold. Clean, spring-like fragrance with honeyed overtones. Ever so slightly perfumed, as though some essential oils and hints of copper are creeping into the picture from somewhere. Yet the aroma retains its overall sense of freshness. Nice balance of delicacy and crunch as well as of sweetness and dryness on the palate. Very quaffable, with greater fruitiness (quite rhubarb-like tonight) appearing on the finish. Glen Elgin 16 Year Old - 58.5%ABV
Deeper gold. Rounder and weightier on the nose, with sherried nuances of orange zest and sultanas adding a top layer of richness. Borderline sensational palate overture. Warming and dense, though not in the least overblown. I think this may be as close to a good Balvenie as any Diageo malt has dared to come. Everything is there, and in perfect proportion. Only the moderately short finish counts as a slight disappointment.
By the way, wasn't that a fantastic 3rd Round at the U.S. Open?