This is part of the Aberlour core range of expressions. It’s a 16 year malt that’s matured in oak and sherry casks before being bottled at 40% ABV.
Nose: Thick sherry with malt pulling through cleanly. Pleasant oak notes with old leather, dates, and barbeque jerky.
Palate: Quite salty and more oak heavy than the nose let on. Sherry influence is quite minimal overall.
Finish: Sherry arrives here a bit, but still mild with plums and brine mixed among the oak.
Value for the money: These retail around $65+ and I’d pass at that price point.