This is a 19 year Craigellachie matured in an ex-sherry cask and bottled at 50% ABV.
Nose: Bright sherry with malt peaking through – overripe bananas, slightly foral, strawberry rhubarb pie, and lemon oils.
Palate: Oak stands out quite clearly through the sherry coming off slightly young in profile – tart and citrusy with some pepper.
Finish: Turns a bit bitter and oaky as the sherry notes quickly fade.
Rating: 84/100 – Not bad overall, but seems like a tired sherry cask was used.
Value for the money: This retailed for $90 at K&L when it was available, and I don’t think that’s a bad price, but I wouldn’t buy a second at that cost.