Lowland Single Grain Scotch Whisky
This Scottish Single Grain, said to be from Cameronbridge, was distilled in 1976 and matured in a hogshead for more than 43 years.
Cameronbridge Distillery is based north of Edinburgh near the little town of Leven and started legal distilling in 1824. Therefore it's the oldest active Grain Distillery in Scotland.
Owned by Diageo, the annual capacity is approximately 30 Mio. litres of alcohol.
Most of it goes into Blends such as Johnnie Walker, J&B or Vat 69.
As single cask bottlings from Cameronbridge are very rare, we're proud to have found this old Single Grain for our first bottling.
More info on WhiskyBase.com
Whisky Fun (Serge Valentin) has published tasting notes on www.whiskyfun.com on 26 April 2021, and rated our Scottish Single Grain with 85 points. The tasting notes can be read under News.
Here's the link to the tasting notes of WhiskyNotes/Belgium with its rating of 87 points: www.whiskynotes.be
A tasting video by Whiskynotes CS can be found on YouTube:
Tasting notes from Whisky-news.com
Our personal tasting notes:
Colour: Shining bright gold.
Nose: Vanilla, butterscotch, marzipan, candy floss, pure honey, overripe melons.
Palate: Silky texture; very smooth with fresh ripe yellow fruits like mango, apricot, melons and more. And a touch of vanilla.
Finish: Mild; medium long. Tropical fruits with some spicy notes coming from the long time the liquid spent in the cask. It may remind you a bit of an aged rum extraordinaire.
Verdict: Superb ultra-old single grain whisky. Fresh, gentle, but not at all fragile; all you can expect from top-notch grain and much more.