Cameronbridge 1989 30yo, 57.9% ABV (Blind tasted).

cadenheads cameronbridge
Age30
Cask TypeHogshead
CountryScotland
DistilleryCameronbridge
RangeAuthentic Collection
Spirit RegionLowlands
Spirit ReleaseSummer 2019 Batch 2
Spirit TypeSingle Grain Whisky
%Volume57.9
Wood TypeBourbon
Year Distilled1989

Tasted as part of the Blind Tasting Consortium session 11 (A dram too far) on 29/05/2021.

blind tasting consortium
a dram too far

Appearance

Leaning towards mid gold in colour here, it beads up quickly on the swirl line, and creates a overall film and medium legs.

Nose

I’m going foresty with this one again, with wood varnish, and cut grass, and it’s definitely a higher abv. There’s also a touch of perfume, and dustiness.

With more time in the glass i’m getting grapefruit, guava, and more wood treatments. I’m thinking some of the smells in the back of a painter and decorators van. There’s toast now, and tobacco leaves too.

Palate

Surprisingly fruity, with lemons and pineapple, and a little spirity too. It’s quite hot again for me, with a higher abv. Then there is spiciness. That’s dates and cloves, anise, aniseed,and dark chocolate mixed with icing sugar and lemon bon bons. Not a bad palate for me.

Finish

Dark chocolate, black pepper, chillis,ginger nuts again, black liquorice, espresso, and cask char.

My thoughts

This was the 2nd blind dram during the tasting, and again i quite liked it. It certainly isn’t a complex dram but it does have some nice aromas and flavours. I gave this 3 out of 5, tied first place.

Would i buy a bottle?

That’s a tough question to be honest, when i tasted it i said that i might buy one, but finding out afterwards that it’s around £80 it doesn’t come cheap, and i most likely wouldn’t buy one, i have other whiskies i’d rather spend the money on to be honest.


Thanks to – @MaltMusings for the bottle pictures, and @jwbassman for the “A dram too far” picture, follow both below on Twitter.

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