Cameronbridge 26 Year Old Special Release 2022 Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 70CL
A first entry for whisky from Cameronbridge in the Diageo Special Releases, the 26-year-old expression is all about showing the distillery’s soft, sweet and toffee-forward character. Aged solely in refill-bourbon casks, it lets the spirit do the talking thanks to a ‘long and gentle’ maturation, as master blender Craig Wilson puts it.
As our legend goes, a brave knight forged a crown from a spirited battle lasting 26 years. Plunging through the River Ore in triumph, he carried his flag high, its long cerulean ribbons dissolving into the river’s gentle flow, transforming the water into sweet, silken gold. There, a majestic distillery was born, and as the story has it, every 26 years since, the river runs gold once again, its lustrous character present in every dram.
Rising with a golden quality in 1824, Cameronbridge became the most enduring legacy of one of the oldest whisky dynasties. Regal, velvet and refined in its richness, its whiskies were renown for their silken and honeyed-smooth character, a taste of which rippled around the world, with loyal subjects far and wide.
This bold spirit gleams gold in the sun and swirls silky-smooth in the glass. Subtle aroma yields hints of spice, these savoury notes flanked by traces of hard toffee and shavings of fine oak. The smooth flowing texture carries a taste sweet with caramel toffee and intensely oaky-dry. Living up to lore, it’s a regal spirit of abundant richness.
- A rarely seen, regal whisky still in the prime of its years, with a rich, sweet nature lightly influenced by long years in cask, and a spicy, peppery finish that comes as a pleasing surprise.
- A regal and silken Scotch, tamed through the decades. Exclusively Refill casks.
- Urbane yet determined; sweet and smooth on the surface, but with hot spices bubbling away beneath; quite delicious.
- Best served neat, pour 60ml of Cameronbridge 26 Year Old in a whisky glass and enjoy.
- Cameronbridge 26 Year Old is a unique gift that stands out within the Special Releases collection, and is perfect for get-togethers with friends or family.
TASTING NOTES FOR CAMERONBRIDGE 26 YO
Gleaming gold with amber lights.
Subtly spiced cereal hints and sweetness entwine to suggest ripe tropical mango, papaya, and peapods. Rising through this, traces of hard toffee and light, sustained shavings of oak hint at the spicy intensity on the palate. A splash of water reveals notes of cinnamon bun and salted toffee. Later, these fade appealingly to scented beeswax.
Silky and smooth-flowing in texture with an intense butterscotch-sweet taste, which mellows into rich caramel toffee. A balancing spicy-dry, oaky intensity appears mid-palate. Adding water softens the honeyed sweetness to creamy-smooth Swiss milk chocolate, with just a little salt mid-palate. Gentle spice now holds the sweetness in check.
Short and quite intense, with considerable warming chili spice. With water sweeter, the spice reduced.