Does not amount to anything
Cameron Brig is the ‘official’ single grain release of the Lowland grain distillery Cameron Bridge. This bottle is dirt cheap and looks rather plain (which I like), but that says little of the quality inside. Or does it?
At first, absolutely nothing happens on the nose! Seriously, it needed a full five minutes of hand warmth before even the slightest aroma appeared. Slowly but surely there is some caramel, overripe oranges, vanilla and wood shavings.
It is very light on the palate with a little more fruit than on the nose. Think pineapple and pears… but the candy version. A hint of liquorice from the wood makes the whole a little interesting. Even a bit old school. A slight bitterness appears towards the end, undoubtedly from the wood.
Contrary to my expectations, the finish is medium long. I would have expected this to hardly have a finish at all. That’s a pleasant surprise.
Well, truth be told this grain does not amount to anything, but with enough patience it is a little bit interesting on the palate. It will not surprise you that most of the production is destined for the blending industry to provide bulk for Haig, J&B, Bell's, Black & White, VAT69 and – obviously - Johnnie Walker. A bottle will set you back around 22 EUR.