This is a 28 year Banff that was bottled by G&M in 2005 at 40% ABV.
Nose: Pineapple and mango with hay, big sweeping oak notes, and almond oil.
Palate: Quite oaky up front with some banana and muted cantaloupe – turning butterscotch and toffee heavy. Some grassy notes and anise arise on the rear palate.
Finish: Dry oak with subtle cantaloupe and star anise.
Rating: 83/100 – Hints of a very good malt that was watered down a bit too much. Would love to try this at cask strength.
Value for the money: Not a lot of auction history, but most recently this went for €266. I’d pass at that price. I wouldn’t pay over $100 for this particular bottling.