Cameron Brig Whisky

Single Grain

Cameron Brig // Lowlands, Scotland

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    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Initially very closed, but with time in the glass it starts to open up. A little bit of vanilla but the main notes I detected were woody tones - oak sawdust, both fresh-cut and old. Very carpenter's workshop. In the background there is the familiar clear sooty aroma I sense on almost all single grain whiskies, like charcoal briquettes. If I try real hard I can sort of get the "bacon in maple syrup" mentioned in the official notes here, but only just. Some oily aromas emerge over time. Palate: Very gentle and smooth arrival that morphs seamlessly into a pleasant development that is slightly sweet. White grape skins, oak flavours but no tannin to speak of ; fruit (pears, apples, lychees). A bright but agreeable sweet/sour note emerges very abruptly. Finish: A surprisingly long finish that fades away pleasantly on the sweet-and-sour flavours. The dry glass is almost entirely the sooty charcoal aroma, which is from the distillate. Everything more aromatic came from the casks and evaporates away. I was surprised how moreish this whisky was and how much I enjoyed it, and for me it deserves a score in the 80s. At the price it is reasonable value and a valid alternative to a single malt. The big competition to it is of course Compass Box Hedonism. For $10 or so more that offers a more forward nose, a bigger palate, better oak ... pretty much more of everything. However in its defense Cameron Brig does have a certain quiet, simple charm that Hedonism has lost under its layers of complexity. Tasted from a purchased sample. I'd happily buy a bottle some time but I'm not hurrying out tomorrow to do so. "Above Average" : 3 stars
    85.0 AUD per Bottle
  2. LukeM

    Tasted
    Not my favourite. Didn't do much for me.
  3. robcameron

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  4. Camardicus

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Whisky flavoured vodka
  5. R0lf

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Joe_C

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    There isn't much happening here, which means you won't come to hate it. But you probably won't love it either. Aromatically, my best description would be: slightly salted maple taffy. It's nice, but it's also not much.
  7. bassem182

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  8. Tom-Scott

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
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