Cameronbridge 1997 21yo, James Eadie, 54.4% ABV (blind tasted).

james eadie cameronbridge

Cask #75792, aged in a single hogshead from 1997 to 2018, and bottled at 21 years old with an outturn of just 265 bottles. Natural coloured and non chill filtered.

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

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a dram too far

Appearance

Slightly lighter than mid gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line, and slow medium and thick legs with syrupy teardrops.

Nose

OOOsh a higher abv, a light cherry note, wood varnish, dusty, some grain and cereal notes, balsa wood and wood glue again, there is a meaty note too but it’s quite light.

I’m also getting some menthol, and it’s definitely sweetening up with more time in the glass.

Palate

I’m detecting a faint hint of sulphur on this one, though it’s very faint. It’s a little too spirity for me, ladies hair spray, bubble gum sweetness, then darker stuff, old leather, dustiness, pontefract cakes, old cough mixture, and carbolic soap.

Finish

Medium length for me, decorators van and and dark fruit section of the markets fruit and veg stall here. It’s quite peppery too.

My thoughts

I gave this blind sample 2 out of 5 on the evening, the sulphur note and spirity nature overwhelm what the palate has to offer, which isn’t too much in all honesty.

Would i buy a bottle?

On this occasion it’s a no from me, there’s just not enough in the bottle to justify me spending £60 on it.


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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