This is a 27 year Glenlivet matured in an ex-bourbon cask and bottled at 53.1% ABV.
Nose: A nice blend of malt, brine, soil, under ripe bananas, strawberries, grains, oak, and a bit of lemon juice – rather perfectly balanced across the board.
Palate: Bananas, pepper, vanilla, earthy oak, malty with some clay notes developing after a bit.
Finish: Cloves, oak, pepper, and a hint of toffee – nice long finish.
Rating: 88/100 – A pretty solid example of what a good ex-bourbon cask maturation should be. Interesting fruit notes with the oak complimenting perfectly.
Value for the money: I bought into a sample split at around a $120 valuation, and I would gladly pay that for a full bottle.