Thank you Admiral, i already counted on you being the first to answer here
as for Malt, i mean the taste "malt" not single malt
whisky. i will add my own perspective on the terms too.
Texture/ mouthfeel, just like Admiral, how oily or thin doe the malt feel in the mouth, best tasted while the malt is still in the mouth.
probably the one with the most diverse opinions. for me, this is the tail of the whisky, you feel the malt going up to its highest prime, then starts the finish. i dissagree with finish being the taste after swallowing, because you get little flavors before swallowing, the highest flavors come always after swallowing.so the taste starts in the mouth up to the highest point of the flavor after swallowing, everything after the top is finish for me.
2 different flavors, you have sweet malty flavors that i cant describe, its what i experienced while being at a distillery, you could smell it. and then the malt like Admiral describes it, cereal-barley-grainy malt flavors.
Balance and complexity
is exactly the same to me as to Admiral.
tricky one, to me its not peat, peat is a flavor, smoke is more a feeling in the throat. while to me all peaty drams are smoky, there are many smoky drams with no peat flavors. a good example of slightly smoky is Glenfarclas 15.
im sure many will dissagree and i'd like to hear your opinions, mine might change.