Dram Review: Berry Bros & Rudd Bunnahabhain Exceptional Casks 1987 (Cask Ref 2484)

[49.7%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1987・Berry Bros & Rudd Bottling・Cask No. 2484・Single Cask Release of 185 Bottles]

Nose:

A juicy number with soft pears and lemon twists, the malt lays a gentle foundation and complimented by the vanilla and sandalwood notes.  Fragrant barley aromas with hints of raspberry coulis and icing sugar.   Natural and attractive.

Palate & Finish:

Delicious burst of Nashi pears and lemons, with some Sunkist oranges and vanilla nougats also.  Golden honey and malty lager with the oak dipping in politely to give a touch of drying texture.  Some yeasty note and spices on the back palate.

Lingering traces of barley sugar and cinnamon spices in the finish with a wee touch of sweet pitted cherries.

Thoughts:

A tasty bunny that shows plenty of restraint, balanced and sophisticated.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas