This is a 16 year Glenlivet expression matured in a first fill sherry butt and bottled at 46% ABV. This was part of a mystery review/swap hence the cryptic label.
Nose: Very rich and sweet sherry – not quite as fruity as the Glenlivet 18, but a bit more complex with tobacco, figs, and bananas.
Palate: Smoky oak with sherry taking on a manzanilla type profile.
Finish: Bitter oak with dark fruits, slightly astringent, but lasts a long time.
Rating: 86/100 – Not quite as good as the Glenlivet 18 OB, but a very nice IB.
Value for the money: This was $80 at K&L which is a good price for this expression.