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Overall rating
87.25/100
votes
10
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
02.1979
Bottled
03.2011
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
3597
Number of bottles
201
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2011 11:39 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115,00

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Whisky Reviews for Cameronbridge 1979 DT

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A nice dram, yet quite simple and therefore not so spectacular. Adding water is no problem.
    • Nose
      A fairly odd smell directly after pouring. It isn't just the typical grain nose with varnish like smells. On top of that, there is stewed peach, and a lot of dried flowers (a combination of dust notes and perfumed notes from flowers). There is not much to balance and will need some time to settle.

      After settling, a rather straightforward of toast with salted butter, vanilla, and peach emerges. The perfumed and husky notes from the dried flowers has mostly gone.
    • Taste
      Sweet as grain can be. Rather one-dimensional with the same buttered toast from the nose, and vanilla custard. Not unpleasant for an occasional dram, but it bores quite quickly. The only twist to the palate is the hint of pine resin and spices (mainly juniper). 
    • Finish
      Ends fairly woody, on polished furniture, oak planks, still vanilla custard and peach. Fairly simple. 

  2. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice grain over 30 yo, but not one of the best.
    • Nose
      Sweet, flowers, creamy vanilla, leather and fruit basket
    • Taste
      Light, like a champagne, creamy, waxy apples, red fruits and matured oak
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite nice but the depth of profile is not there like it is in many old single malts.

    I would recommend it mind, because it is still a pleasant dram and definitely one for the drinker with a sweet tooth.
    • Nose
      Smells like a bag of fruit sweets mixed in with some white wine.

      There is also some cream, maybe a little vanilla.

      Leave it in the glass there is some strawberry.
    • Taste
      Its very light and fizzy but also quite dry with it.

      I get some pineapple, strawberry and cream and boiled fruit sweets.

      For me the palate is just on the thin side.
    • Finish
      Between short and medium and sweet with some notes of bubble gum right at the end.

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Except from the finish, this dram shouws how great old grain whiskies can be.
    • Nose
      Sweet and flowery. Heather, vanilla and almonds. Very delicate. 
    • Taste
      Very smooth. Creamy and even a little waxy. Lots of vanilla sweetness again and nice oakiness. Red berries and rasberry jam.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Some spice (cinnamon). A sharp edge in which I witness a difference with a finish of an average single malt whisky.

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