This is a 21 year Tobermory that was matured in a sherry butt and bottled at 55.8% ABV.
Nose: Honeycomb, bright sherry with maraschino cherries, bee balm, and a bit of eucalyptus. Some briny notes tucked in there amongst old leather.
Palate: Leathery and quite peppery up front with rich oak and figs developing on the mid palate. Mulling spices lend to a fairly hot profile given its ABV. Black tea and cocoa nibs introduce a hint of bitterness.
Finish: Leathery notes linger with vanilla and candied oranges as it turns quite tannic.
Value for the money : I think this retailed originally around €90 or so, and I think that’s a pretty decent price if slightly high.