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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
6
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Vintage
1989
Bottled
Spring 2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
228
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Apr 2018 3:35 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159,00

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6 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior mordread
90
Expert Senior Gummikuh
90
Expert Senior MacErwin
89
Connoisseur ARDBERG
85
Connoisseur hs305
84
Expert Senior dramidaris
73

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Whisky Reviews for Cameronbridge 1989 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    I never was a fan of grain whiskies but from time to time I enjoy a small dram like this one. But to be honest, one such dram is enough to satisfy my curiosity...
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is pale gold and the nose is very "old grainy" with lots of aceton and other solvent notes beside the usual fruity and sweet sugary aromas. There is quite some wood too but it never gets too dominant. All in all a fine nose for a grain whisky - but I am not a grain-head at all...
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is bitter-sweet on barley sugars and heavy tannins from the oak. After some chewing yellow and dark fruits pop up together with some spices. Nonetheless, this is a rather simple profile and not very interesting to explore - but easy to sip.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The dram arrives warming but not much coating on the palate with a minor peppery feeling. The finish is rather short and gets quite bitter and drying-astringent (tannins) which is not to my liking. Some water tames the tannins somewhat and releases more vanilla-toffee flavours that are highly welcomed. I like this dram best when reduced to about 46% abv.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose is quite alcoholic, some sweet grain notes, yellow fruits and quite some oak.On the tongue a sirupy sensation, sweet, dry, bitter (wood) and fruity (plums). Reminds me of chewing fresh sugar cane.

    The finish is on the bitter (woody) side, still peppery strong and harsh.Water helps the alcoholic and the woody side somewhat, brings out some vanilla. Definetly better with water but still a bit harsh in the finish, which I prefer over the woody finish w/o water.

    From a 2 cl sample.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. MacErwin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Top part! I am thrilled, especially. because he is more in the direction of single malt and wants to be discovered in a very diverse and complex way.
    • Nose
      Leather, cereal flavors, little that sweetness of the typical grain, goes more towards peach
    • Taste
      wow, delicious! Versatile and complex - slightly oily and syrupy. Changes in the direction of raisins in the glass - I had not yet with the Grain!
    • Finish
      medium - long and fruity

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