Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989

Scottish single grain whisky

46% ABV, £64.50 for 70cl from Wm Cadenheads

Score: 78/100

Cameronbridge 1989, 24 Years Old - Cadenheads

What they say:

Nose: Butterscotch with lime leaves and sweet digestive biscuits.
Palate: Honey & toffee sweets with fresh bread dough and milk chocolates
Finish: Some very subtle aniseed root orange blossom and fresh cut pears

Cameronbridge24yo1989

What I say:

Previously reviewed here: Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989 Single Grain ~ 46% (Wm Cadenhead) as part of Water of Life Society (WoLS) meeting 23/01/2014 – Breaking Down the Blend during which I may have injuriously scored this a lowly 69 points. So it was nice to reflect after a serious passage of time and sample this whisky again anew to compare and contrast my notes and scores – hence my second posting of an independent review for this expression.

Distilled at the Cameronbridge distillery in 1989 and aged a full 24 years before producing 618 bottles at 46% ABV.

Colour:

Full amber gold, long light tears

Nose:

Vanilla, coconut, slight nail polish (acetone), apple, orange, peach, corn or maize?

Taste:

Honey sweet, slightly fruity apples and oranges, vanilla custard (eggy – slightly sulphurous?)

Finish:

Short/medium, honey, fruit, spirit some cinnamon spice

Overall:

A nice old grain whisky with a little spirit character and a lot of ex-bourbon barrel influence, still some odd chemical notes in here and again I found myself drawn to the corn/maize elements which I presume may constitute some of the grain used in its distillation. Overall a nice starter dram for the Water of Life Society EWB Greatness of grain tasting. Where I found the extra 9 points score from I can only guess at a mixture of experience and aesthetics.