Cameronbridge 39 Years Old Batch 7 (49.1%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 278 Bottles, 2019)
- ABV: 49.1%
- Age: 39 Years Old
- Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- Category: Single grain scotch whisky
- Cost: £199.95
- Origin: Cameronbridge distillery
- Vintage: undeclared
What they say
Yummy old single grain Scotch whisky from the Cameronbridge distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This one was aged for 39 years, helping to develop its flavour profile gorgeously. Seven-time Tiddlywinks World Singles Champion Dr. Patrick Barrie is the chap on the label, readying his next shot. The crowd is in his hands. As is his squidger – the tool used for launching winks in to the pot. Knowledge!
Batch 7 is a release of 278 bottles.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Polished oak and dried fruit, with hints of stem ginger hiding deeper within.
- Palate: Apple turnover, raw cinnamon, salted caramel and continued oak richness.
- Finish: Plum pudding, dates, pistachio ice cream and Seville orange marmalade.
What I say
It has been some time since I last sampled a well aged (or any age) single grain whisky. These were all the rage a few years back when aged single malt prices started to skyrocket. Unfortunately for most aged grain the majority seem to be in first fill or refill bourbon barrels so they don’t offer the greatest of variety in terms of cask maturation. that said a well-aged grain can be as fun and entertaining to drink (though possibly never quite as complex) as old single malts. The new trend appears to be generating blended grain whiskies m, many with decent age statements to boot.
This sample from That Boutique-Y Whisky Company is a 39 year old hailing from the Cameronbridge distillery in Fife (or home of Haig Club in current marketing speak)
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Antique gold (7/20), thick legs and quick large tears.
- Nose: Fragrant and sweet, dusty old wood, vanilla, white chocolate, ripe banana.
- Taste: Light bodied, spirity and woody, old wood, vanilla, cereal, bananas in vanilla custard, sweet and dessert-like, white chocolate sauce, hints of pineapple.
- Finish: Medium-long, sweet and dried old oak wood.
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Very drinkable aged grain with plenty of old oak wood, spirit, cereal and vanilla/white chocolate sweetness all of which confirm my assumption this was matured in an ex-bourbon cask.
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