Tasting Notes for Cameronbridge - 8 Year Old (2012) Signatory Vintage
Nose: Sweet pastry before cereals, honey, coconut, vanilla sugar.
Palate: Oily, sweet. Vanilla, sweet spices, malted barley, marzipan.
Finish: Pleasant, sweet and vanilla.
Located to the north of Edinburgh and built in 1824, Cameronbridge is the oldest grain distillery in Scotland. It is also the largest, producing close to 100 million litres of alcohol per year. Distilled in 2012, this version has been aged exclusively in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, which has given it delicate hints of vanilla, spices and coconut. The whisky is impressively rich and mature for its young age.
Like the Un-Chillfiltered Collection, the whiskies in the Very Cloudy range are bottled in small batches of two to five casks. Reduced to 40% without either chill filtering or colouring, they have a rich, intensely aromatic character and a slightly cloudy appearance. For a more authentic tasting experience, they can be enjoyed either at room temperature or lightly chilled to accentuate their oily character.
Signatory was founded in 1988 by Andrew and Brian Symington and is best known for their Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky independent bottlings including their Cask Strength and Un-Chill Filtered collections. The name ‘Signatory’ was derived from the initial intention to find a person of suitable standing to sign the labels for bottles drawn from a single cask. The first cask bottled was a 1968 Glenlivet which quickly sold, though long before any suitable signee could be found. With the initial plan to have all their bottles signed by the great and the good long since abandoned, Signatory went on to become one of the largest and most respected independent whisky bottlers.
Signatory currently bottle at four strengths: 40% Very Cloudy, 43%, 46% Un-chill filtered (UCF) and Cask Strength. To add proof of authenticity to their cask strength bottlings, Signatory always include the cask numbers, date of distillation, date of bottling and number of bottles produced. Signatory Vintage’s aim is to offer as wide a range of whiskies as possible, some of which are not even bottled by the proprietary distillery. This allows malt enthusiast to sample the huge variety of subtle differences which occur between casks.
Producer Cameronbridge Distillery for Signatory Vintage Style Single Grain Scotch Whisky Age 8 Years Volume 70CL ABV 40%