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Overall rating
90.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Hamilton (HH)
Bottling serie
The Clan Denny
Vintage
1974
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Refill Barrel
Casknumber
HH 9488
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2013 5:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139,24

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Whisky Reviews for Cameronbridge 1974 HH

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Visually very dark, more so than grains ten years older, especially considering its from a refill cask. Usual thick wood varnish notes hit first with rich fruity flourishes and subtle cocoa/bourbon and vanilla notes. Theres a thick fruity, honeyed floral oiliness to the nose and some maritime hints. Orange essential oil, chocolate orange - its naturally sweet, not overly sucrose.
    T: Old paint brushes used with oil paints dipped in white spirit, a touch of creasote then lots of wood spice building and building, laced with toffee, 
    F: Stewed plums and prunes with a slightly overdone oat crumble topping followed by a fresh vegetal note, some aniseed, cloves and a fair amount of salt. The sweeter notes do peak through as does the orange oil but this is definitely a more fresh savoury finish. Water gives the profile a more buttery body which becomes very chewy, tying everything together without altering the development. Fresh oily metallic vanillas linger. Very woody, very phenolic and savoury.  Very similar to Riegger's 1977 Bunnahabhain WB.
    C: Good, not great. More years in the cask would make it more woody but possibly also a tad sweeter. Of course the wood tannins could become too bitter. Relatively challenging, complex and balanced grain especially on the finish, but it fails to wow. I'd be interested to try this with a few more years on the clock.

    Scores a B

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