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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
2
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Flying saucers and foamy shrimps
Vintage
28.05.1979
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
G4.7
Number of bottles
175
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2014 8:35 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104,00

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Whisky Reviews for Cameronbridge 1979 SMWS G4.7

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

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Polished gold
    Flavour: Juicy, oak & vanilla

    The initial nose was bright, fresh and lively (lemon,
    rhubarb, pine resin); then came Demerara, Christmas cake, candy floss, vanilla,
    toffee and golden syrup – followed by cedar-wood and tobacco. The palate
    displayed delightful sweetness (maple syrup, crème brûlée, white chocolate)
    tempered by mouth-drying tobacco, white pepper, liquorice and a surprising
    gooseberry fizz. Amazingly vibrant for its age, the reduced nose combined rum
    and raisin ice-cream, flying saucers, lychee and grape with pine resin and restrained
    oak. The palate sustained our interest – old oak, tobacco and figs, tropical
    juice and foamy shrimps combined to make an easy-drinking experience from
    Scotland’s biggest distillery.

    Drinking Tip: We all had different ideas – so I guess that
    makes it a versatile dram for any season

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Lovely, complex nose typical of an old grain, with plenty of sweet coconut and refined oak, alongside lime juice, bubblegum, vanilla tablet, fruity esters, honey, lavender and clotted cream. Beautifully balanced...great stuff! Sweet and fruity on the palate too, with coconut and oak to the fore (but not too dry or bitter) alongside tinned fruits and vanilla ice cream. Slightly short finish, a bit thinner than I would expect from a single malt of this age. An excellent example of how an old grain can offer the kind of complexity usually associated with malts whilst still being vibrant. Reasonable price too!

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