This is a 25 year Glen Garioch matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled at 50.6% ABV.
Nose: Cantaloupe and butterscotch notes leading off with some odd putty type notes developing. Turns slightly briny after a bit with some musty pineapple emerging.
Palate: Some vegetal notes blended with strong cantaloupe with more pineapple and brine showing up after a bit.
Finish: Oaky and malty – simple, but fairly long.
Rating: 87/100 – I don’t have a ton of experience with Glen Garioch as of yet, but I enjoyed the strong cantaloupe notes in this one.
Value for the money: I think I paid a little over $200 shipped for this one originally or so, and I think it’s a bit high at that price but not too bad.