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Cameronbridge (Cameron Brig) Whisky
Cameron Bridge is one Scotland's 6 grain whisky distilleries, and the first ever to produce grain whisky, founded by Robert Stein, before it was acquired in 1824 by John Haig, scion of one of the famous families of Lowland Whisky distillers.
John Haig's company were among the founders of the Distillers Company in 1877, and Cameron Bridge merged with 5 other whisky companies to form DCL. The distillery remains in their ownership to day.
Cameron Bridge bottles its own single grain whisky, labelled Cameron Brig. It is unpeated and lighter in style, allowing the oaky flavours imparted through the maturation to shine through.
While Malt Whisky can only be made from barley, Grain Whisky is made from a mixture of grains, typically wheat and maize (corn) and it may also contain barley.
Grain whisky is distilled in a continuous column still, also known as Coffey still. Coffey still distillation is generally accepted to yield lighter and less complex flavour than pot still distillation (distinctive to malt whisky).
In Scotland, pure Grain Whisky is seldom bottled, it is typically used in the production of blended whiskies that combine grain and malt whiskies. Occasionally well-aged grain whiskies are released as "single grain whisky".
Scotland is the home to 6 grain distilleries: Cameronbridge, Girvan, Invergordon, North British, Port Dundas and Strathclyde. Together they annually produce six times the amount of malt whisky. Only three of the aforementioned distilleries bottled their own single grain whiskies: Cameron Bridge, Black Barrel (from Girvan) and Invergordon.
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