Cambus 28 Years Old 1991 Single Cask

Cambus 28 Years Old 1991 Cadenhead Single Cask (55.8%, Cadenheads, 2019)

  • ABV: 55.8%
  • Age: 28 Years Old
  • Bottling: Cadenhead, Single Cask
  • Category: Single grain scotch whisky
  • Cost: £100
  • Origin: Cambus distillery
  • Vintage: 1991

What they say

Alcohol: 55.8% ABV

Volume: 700 ml

Wood Type: bourbon

Cask Size: Hogshead

Distillery: Cambus Grain

Year Casked: 1991

Bottled Date: Aug 2019

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Honey, spice, marshmallows and crunch nut cornflakes. Creamy with a lemon balm note running through the middle

Flavour: Caramel wafers, honeycomb, satsumas and peaches in syrup.

Finish: Long lingering honey, apple juice and star anise.

What I say

Dram #2 from WOLS 2020 T6 Halloween / Rising From The Dead tasting. Cambus closed for good in 1993 around the same time Benromach was purchased to be reopened.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark yellow gold (9/20), rare, medium-fine tears and fine legs.
  • Nose: Funky, grainy, solventy, plenty of vanilla sweetness, woody pencil shavings, pencil cases, dessicated coconut, some floral notes, honeysuckle, lemon curd
  • Taste: Sweet honey, light bodied and becomes sharp and prickly with orange and lemon zest, woody tannins, more pencil shavings, quite chewy/splintery old wood, ginger, vanilla, toasted coconut and peach skin and nutty toasted almonds.
  • Finish: Long, honey and lemon, woody and toffee/caramel.


Great on the palate despite inherent thinness of grain whisky, touch funky on the nose and slightly over-woody. Water made this spicier and woodier so I’d drink it as it comes.

Score 82/100

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