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Berrys' 1987 Bunnahabhain Cask #2728 Tasting notes and reviews

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Berrys' 1987 Bunnahabhain Cask #2728

Brand
Berrys'
Expression
1987 Bunnahabhain Cask #2728
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
27 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1987
Produced at
Berry Bros. & Rudd ~ Bunnahabhain Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.bbr.com
Availability
UK

Chris Goodrum

68
Nose
Pungent aromas of wet cardboard and musty sherry spice. Hard barley can be detected along with coffee, herbs and light peat smoke.
Palate
Edgy, brittle barley and honey, but the honey isn't deep or sweet enough to offset the industrial character. Some earthy, bitter spice arrives on the middle with a touch of vanilla and alcohol.
Finish
Long and sweeter as the honey and oak comes through, the finish is rather hot.
Comment
Malts with this sort of industrial style need sweetness to balance. For me, it's not really there.

Martine Nouet

84
Nose
Malty and grassy. Lemon balm. Lots of heather honey. Dry hay and meadow flowers. Cheerful charming nose. Dried apple skin.
Palate
Smooth and sweet. Silky texture but with a crisp twist, like raw silk. Orange curd. Oat biscuits. Drying on a rich spicy festoon.
Finish
Dry and spicy. Lingering.
Comment
A rich and enticing whisky. Complex aromatic layers. Clean and crisp. Water enhances the citrus notes.
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