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Overall rating
86.64/100
votes
35
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
503
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2019 4:22 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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35 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cameronbridge 25-year-old whic

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This 25-year-old grain is dominated by a borderline sulfur note for me. The sherry cask dominates and lacks the otherwise typical grain sweetness, only in the aftertaste do I recognize hints of grain, a malt could also have been whitewashed by the dominant sherry or sulfur notes. Playing with water makes sense, but it doesn't have to be. A delicious and sometimes tasty drink, if it weren't for this sulfur note ...

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Orange shimmer caramel in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall adheres an oily streak from which a multitude of syrupy "legs" are released. The first nose shows voluminous alcohol with a slightly musty glue note, a touch of sulfur dissolves from dried grapes and berries. I give the grain a few minutes to breathe ... Burnt sugar, sweetness, sulphurized raisins and dates, oranges and vineyard peach, musty sulfur is still dominant in the foreground.
      Edit, with the addition of water: The sulphurous and musty note does not decrease despite the addition of water, but sweetness and fruit come into their own better, the alcohol is no longer so dominant. Sugar, caramel, oranges, raisins and vineyard peaches appear, musty sulfur permeates the sweet fruit notes again and again.
    • Taste
      Sulfur and dried fruit dominate the first sip. Sweetness rises, subtle sharpness massages the tongue while a pinch of white pepper stimulates the saliva. Glue is minimal, although I would somehow define it as musty sulfur with a dash of alcohol. Old oranges, dark chocolate and a few drops of espresso with voluminous warmth that sticks powerfully to the palate. The peppery sharpness is distributed on the inside of the cheeks, followed by hazelnuts and spicy wood tones.
      Edit, with the addition of water: Mild and gentle, sweet and sugary, another sip flows through the mouth after the addition of water. Raisins, milk chocolate, caramel, apples and apricots paired with a gentle heat and a hint of sulfur ....
    • Finish
      Tart, musty, warming with a very pleasant basic sharpness and dried grapes and berries. The powerful aftertaste sticks to the palate, dark chocolate and zest from orange peel trickle onto the tongue. Due to the alcoholic base note and the alcohol content, I now add some water ...
      Edit, with the addition of water: The aftertaste is not as intense after the addition of water, but still has a lot of volume and warms the palate.

  2. MatzeW scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A wonderfully sticky, sweet and fruity single grain whisky that has been allowed to mature in a sherry cask for a quarter of a century. Full of dried fruits and dark chocolate, with a strong dash of alcoholic spice. Both pure and diluted with some water a wonderful drinking pleasure. Not only, but especially in the cold season a wonderful soul warmer.

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2019/12/09/cameronbridge-25yo-2019-whic/
    • Nose
      Begins sweet on the nose with apples, caramel and dried fruits, cherries as well as raisins and dates. The whole is embedded in beautiful old sherry aromas, with notes of dark chocolate, some leather and tobacco in the background. The alcohol is well integrated and not pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Again a great sweetness on the palate with caramel and a sticky red fruit, accompanied by dried figs and raisins. Then warming with a light peppery spiciness, due to the high alcohol content. But not unpleasant. Cinnamon with dark chocolate and juicy cherry are noticeable until the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long-lasting with a sticky fruit sweetness, dark chocolate and a hint of dry tobacco leaves. Very nice.

      With water: The addition of water pushes the fruit a little into the background, while retaining its sticky sweetness. Dark chocolate in the background as well. Soft, sweet and round on the palate, the alcoholic spiciness is nicely tamed. Raisins, dates, sherry aromas, beautifully mixed with dark chocolate. Wonderful. The finish is still long with a sticky fruit sweetness, raisins and lots of dark chocolate.

  5. Quercus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. mikespike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Delicious grain, and a nice influence of the sherry barrel. For me a very successful combination of Grain with its sweet adhesive note, and a sherry note, which comes along discreetly.
    I was briefly unsure if a Grain from the 80s was really a good idea, since they are different and less "noble" than the Grains of the 60s and early 70s, but if you have noble old wood notes à la fine bourbon with vanilla, coconut etc and put aside younger grains with sweetness and the adhesive note (which I see here very discreetly and integrated into the overall picture) is a chance, this is a nice thing.
    Thanks to Ben (Cutty Forum) for the sample!

  7. lok13 scored this whisky 29 points Member Senior

    The first time I actually gave a bad score on WB.
    To me this tastes more like glue than the actual stuff smells like glue. There is just a hint of sherry under all the glue. I do not understand how this is possible with this color and the age.
    Maybe it is just me, but please get yourself a sample before you buy a bottle.

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