The Diageo Special Releases just wouldn't be the same without some lovely old grain in there, and that's exactly what we have here. For 2022, it's a textbook example from Cameronbridge, aged in refill American oak cask to create something very lovely indeed. Interestingly, it's been bottled as ‘Cameron Bridge’, a nod to the fact that until the 1870s it was spelled with two words rather than one.
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:Apple and pears, with almonds, oaty cereal notes, cinnamon, and marzipan-like pastry.
PALATE:Very smooth texture, mmmmm, vanilla, almonds, custard, with just a twist of black pepper and baking spices.
FINISH:Vanilla, custard, a touch of wood tannin, and woody spice.