Cameronbridge 26 Years Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Living up to the lore, this Cameronbridge expression is a regal spirit of abundant richness. Matured exclusively in refill American Oak casks, this Single Grain is sweet and smooth on the surface but with hot spices bubbling away beneath.
- Nose: Subtly spiced cereal hints and sweetness entwined 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 the cinnamon bun and salted toffee. Later, these fade appealingly to scented beeswax.
- Palate: 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.
- Finish: Short and quite intense, with considerable warming chili spice. With water sweeter, the spice reduced.