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Sunday, 16 February 2014

CAMERONBRIDGE 1979 G4.4 'ENJOY SOME R&R' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Time for a single cask grain from Scotland's largest grain distillery, Cameronbridge, located not that far north of Edinburgh and close to Leven, Fife.

Cameronbrige is the oldest and largest grain distillery in Scotland, producing since 1824.
Their production last year passed 140.000.000 liters of spirit also included other white spirits like vodka and gin for the owners Diageo along with the grain spirit for the many blends under the Diageo umbrella.

Having nosed this one for a while prior to tasting it, it made certain promises... lets hope it can keep it up.

Cameronbridge Distillery from a distance, picture from Wikimedia

Cameronbridge 1979 G4.4 (28.05.1979/xx.xx.2013) 'Enjoy some R&R' 34yo, 47%, refill hogshead, 156 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is pale gold

Nose:
Sweet rum - the brown aged kind, tobacco, hint of varnish, a vegetal note - freshly cut bell peppers and burnt sugar/custard

Taste:
Sweet sugars, icing, but carries a spicy oak egde, cumin and honey hand in hand, overripe melon, coconut and brown banana

Not bad, considering I'm not a fan of grains because of its general sweetness.

83/100!

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