Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Colourful Wildlife
Stated Age
46 years old
Number of bottles
40.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
25 Oct 2021 10:07 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 359.90

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Whisky Reviews for Cameronbridge 1974 Sb

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: What an aroma. At the beginning in the Glencairn it was quite restrained, but already very fruity, a wonderful aroma of light, tropical and tropical fruits of all kinds unfolds in the 1920 Blender's glass. Anyone who appreciates the Redbreast 21 is at the right address here, because the Direction is a similar one only with less seasoning. Lively fresh lychee, star fruit, pineapple, honeydew melon, ripe lemon romp around together with a touch of coconut as a supporting actor. Vanilla and wood notes are also part of the game, but are wonderfully interwoven. After 15 minutes in the glass, light and darker fruits such as apricots and raspberries appear and a few bitter notes appear.

    Taste: Rarely does one have such a full and intense mouthfeel despite just 40.3% vol. Interestingly, the nose is reproduced almost exactly. There are light fruits together with typical grain notes and very timid wood, which is actually surprising after 46 years in the barrel. In addition, vanilla, coconut and some milk chocolate come into their own on the tongue. I think a little of mint tea and some forest honey with it. Very multifaceted.

    Finish: Long-lasting fruity, velvety with a handful of sawdust and a hint of juniper.

    Conclusion: A great grain with a really old age. If you like light-fruity whiskeys, you've come to the right place. The Cameronbridge impresses with elegance and diversity across the board. The only drawback is that it should be enjoyed with relatively large sips, as it can then fully play out its entire bouquet. There should also be room for this old grain in the glass.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2022] I had this dram head-to-head to its siblings cask release from TWA (WB199135) and to be honest: This is a great old grain but I like the TWA much better...

    ...because of its more flabbergasting fruity impressions of ripe mangos. But if I had tasted this one before in a single setting, I might have scored this dram even better (it all depends on your choices available). So if you do not find the TWA anymore go for this baby: The differences are not that much and they are just a personal opinion (you might find this dram even better, maybe).
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is jonquiripe gold and the nose offers a fine old grain profile with exotic fruits and firm wooden notes in balances. The fruits are more of the exotic nature (pineapples, lychees) and the wood adds fine spices from different parts of the world (vanilla, peppers, ginger), but it misses the strong and flabbergasting mango notes the TWA own. Hence it is very good but not superior in my honest opinion.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste offers all aspects a great old grain should deliver: fruits, sweet hence nice chemical notes (furniture polish), and firm wooden notes. But it somehow lacks the complexity and interesting aspects which could lift it above the 90 points barrier. Great stuff to quaff, no doubt. But my taste buds prefer the more sophisticated TWA which offers a (even) more complex profile. But the be honest, if yoiu do not a head-to-head this is splitting hairs...
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives warming but with no significant coating effect on my palate so the texture is okay but not great. Respectively, the finish is of medium length only and it adds no new impressions and no distracting moments either. Water is not needed - and do not get me wrong: This is a great old grain, I just like the TWA a little better...

  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90


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