The Octave

Cameronbridge

1978

ABV 54.6%
REVIEWED Issue 87
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Specifications
Brand: Cameronbridge, Duncan Taylor, The Octave
Expression: 1978
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Damp tobacco leaves, humidor notes. That dunnage edge as well. Tomato skins and a hint of vanilla.
Palate: The oak is dominant here. A burnt sugar note comes through. Toffee and a little dried fruit.
Finish: Dry with oak gripping.
Comment: An interesting dram with big oak notes.
8.1
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sour. Dry cider. Humus. Wet leaves. Tobacco. Damp oak floor. A kind of musty character. Like entering a house which has been closed for months.
Palate: Sweet and bitter. Oak is overwhelming. A strange sweet character framed by a bitter oaky flavour. Not much more. Faint dried pears.
Finish: Dry, bitter and compact.
Comment: That whisky has lost its balance. Oak acts like an assertive screen.
7.4
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