Dram Review: Three Rivers Tokyo Bunnahabhain Aged 26 Years “The Dance”

[49.8%・26 Years Old・Distilled in 1987・Bottled in 2014・Three Rivers Tokyo Bottling・Cask No. 2461・Single Cask Release of 179 Bottles]

Nose:

Fine layer of gentle cask led raisins, light brush of cherries as well. The oak and a light smoke combine to lead out more and more dark fruits and liquor soaked sultana.

Palate & Finish:

Dark fruits rush in with a dry chocolate undertone, black cherry compote, wood and leather politely easing in as the dried orange slices tie the fruitcake spices together with the subtle tannins.

Banana bread served with syrup laced walnuts, a nice touch of earthiness to round things.

Thoughts:

A delicate Sherried Bunnahabhain, fleeting moments of mesmerising tenderness as time slows down on the dance floor so the label suggests.. infatuating even with it being just a touch bitter..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas