Cambus 23 Years Old 1991 Cask 55890

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What they say

23 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the long-closed Cambus distillery, matured in a single refill butt cask. It was distilled in July 1991, a few years before the distillery shut its doors for good, and bottled in January 2015 by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. 541 bottles were produced.

What I say

Yay, continuing our exploration of Cambus casks distilled and filled in July 1991 and bottled by Signatory at Cask Strength. As predicted in our review of the 22yo here’s a cask bottled at 23 years old.

  • ABV 53.9%
  • Age 23 Years Old
  • Bottler Signatory
  • Bottling Cask Strength Collection
  • Cask Refill Butt #55890
  • Category Single grain whisky
  • Cost £sold out
  • Origin Cambus Distillery
  • Outturn 541 bottles
  • Region Scotland
  • Released 2014
  • Vintage 1991

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Old sauternes (9/20) slow, fine tears and fine legs.
  • Nose Estery, spirity, glue, solvents, new paint, oak wood, carpentry shop, vanilla, apple, pear, butterscotch and light caramel & honey.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, quite syrupy initially, spirit present, sweet caramel, boiled & pureed apples, toffee-apple, pear, banana, some white pepper spice becomes mouth-watering, varnished wooden cabinets.
  • Finish Medium-long, soft brown sugar, spirity and spiced, black pepper and honey.
  • Overall A well aged grain, quite solventy and woody but also plenty of sugars and fruit apparent in the spirit.

Score 83/100

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