This is a 18 year expression from AnCnoc that is a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and is bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Very briny with overtones of vinegar, grassy and hay filled malt with root vegetables and pickled cabbage.
Palate: All the bold farmy notes disappear here as it turns oddly flat and dull. Pickled vegetables remain with corn relish appearing.
Finish: Relish and brine linger on with honey and oak.
Rating: 79/100 – Definitely a unique profile with the vinegar/pickled notes. If the palate held up better, I could see this being more appealing.
Value for the money: Looks like this can be had for $73 on Master of Malt, but prices range up to $110 from what I’m seeing. $73 is a decent price on it, but the overseas shipping to US would drive that up quite a bit to the point where I don’t think this bottle would be worth it.