Cambus 28 Years Old 1991 Cadenhead Single Cask
- 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.
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