This is a 19 year Glenlivet that was matured in a 1st fill sherry butt and bottled at 58.3% ABV.
Nose: Sherry heavy with blackberry preserves and orange juice concentrate. Oak comes cleanly through after a few seconds with a sharp/younger profile.
Palate: Freshly cracked peppercorns with bold oak. Thick raisiny sherry up front turning rather dry and tart on rear palate.
Finish: Sherry dries out further and oak takes over with a freshly sawn profile.
Rating: 84/100 – Sherry becomes a bit too tart/dry for me leading to the oak taking over a bit too much for my preference in palate/finish given it’s sharp profile.
Value for the money: This was $110 at Binny’s – I wouldn’t buy one at that price. I’d pay maybe $70-$80ish for this bottle.