Cameronbridge 1984 35yr, 44.5% ABV (Blind tasted).

coopers choice cameronbridge

Cask #27682 – from The Cooper’s Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.), 198 bottle outrun

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

Light gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line, and has medium thick legs.

Nose

Cereals and grains initially, custard cream biscuits are all over it, and flapjack. Spring water as recently noted by @whiskeychap during another tasting is also here.

Palate

There was little burn as this one went down, quite young i reckon (sooooo wrong). Cereals and grains again, juniper again, with furniture polish, cream soda, perhaps apricots or peaches, some vanilla and honey.

Towards the end of the palate i’m getting tree sap, guava, pomelo and old style shoe polish. I’m going to add more juniper/conifers too.

Finish

It becomes spicy, with white pepper, hot cinnamon, aniseed, wood glue, ginger nut biscuits, a light wood, balsa wood?

My thoughts

I am quite annoyed that iv’e tasted younger Grain whiskies that have much more flavour than this bottle, at 35 years old i would have expected much more flavour, and i suspect the cask could have been an under active one. Saying that, i quite liked this blind sample, there are some good notes in it, but it isn’t a complex dram, it’s more of a sipper or mixer in my opinion.

Would i buy a bottle?

At the asking price of around £140 – £150? No, it would already be over my whisky budget, and there’s not enough in it for me. If i found a bottle heavily reduced in price i would consider it though. I gave this dram 3 out of 5 on the evening, joint first place as it turned out.


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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