Cameron Bridge


Cameron Bridge (single grain) distillery was founded at Windygates, Fife, in 1824 by John Haig but in 1877 it merged with five other distilleries to form DCL.

In 1919 John Haig & Co. was bought by outright by DCL (Later UDV - Diageo)

The distillery was closed during WWII from 1941-47.

1989-92 Saw extensive expansion to increase output and it reopens again in 2000 with a capacity of around 30 million litres of pure alcohol per year.


Distillery photo with kind permission by ScotSites



  Cameron Brig single grain  

General whisky characteristics: Older expressions can be delightfully perfumed and aromatic.


Cameron Brig,  Single Grain, NAS, 40% ABV

Typical cost of this bottle;


Nose: Very weak, almost nothing, even in my favourite Spiegelau glass! The only thing I detect is very faint dry hay.

Palate: Smooth and creamy by feel, but again quite insignificant. It lingers a while, but just what do I taste? I really don't know! So I try to instil life into it with 3 drops of water and the tingle lasts longer, but there is still almost no flavour.

Overall Impression: Maybe I take back my insignificant comment about the Loch Lomond. This is really insignificant and the Loch Lomond is suddenly looking pretty good.





Duncan Taylor, 'Rare Auld' Cameron Bridge,  Single Grain, 50.3% ABV

29y, distilled Feb 1979, bottled Nov. 2008, cask No. 46, bottle No. 183 of 258

Typical cost of this bottle;


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Rich dark 21 carat gold

Nose: Delicate & perfumed. Slightly sweet, wonderfully aromatic.

Palate: Smooth and creamy, faint hints of liquorice whilst remaining extremely floral and it just grows on the palate.

With 4 drops of water: Still a very aromatic nose. The palate also remains quite perfumed and aromatic, but with slightly stronger hints of liquorice.

Finish: Very long. Perfumed (stick) liquorice.

Overall Impression: An absolutely delightful dram!




Old Particular, Cameronbridge, 25y, 60.6% ABV

Refill Butt Ref. DL10806, one of 282 bottles

Typical cost of this bottle; Unknown


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Pale yellow gold

Nose: Sweet and very intense caused perhaps by the 60.1% abv? Is that a faint aroma of mushroom alongside the suggestion of hazelnut? Nice.

Palate: The sweetness of the nose extends to the palate in a rather mouth-coating way. The nuttiness of the nose suggested hazelnut but here on the palate it's much more like almond in a very marzipan way.

Finish: Quite long with yet more hints of almond.

Overall Impression: Fruity marzipan? You just have to love it.



Wilson & Morgan, Cameronbridge, 30y, 1984-2015

Cask 19280

Original cost of this bottle; Unknown


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Bright yellow gold

Nose: Lots of aromatic leafiness including hay but also a suggestion of (plain) biscuit..

Palate: Initially a smooth mouth-feel but quickly turning peppery alongside hints of butterscotch and mild caramel. Is that a suggestion of aromatic heather too?

Finish: Long.

Overall Impression: Nice, I really like this.








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