• Founded: 1836
  • Status: Closed 1993
  • Region: Lowland, Scotland, Tullybody, Alloa
  • Online: n/a

History Established near Tullybody in Alloa by John Moubray who converted a disused mill into a malt distillery in 1806. In 1836 two Stein patent stills were installed and the Cambus grain distillery was born. In 1851 a Coffey still was installed and in 1877 Cambus became one of the founder members of the Distillers Company Ltd (DCL). Destroyed by fire in 1914 which forced its closure until 1937. In 1964 a by-products plant was installed at Cambus and later after the acquisition of the neighbouring North of Scotland distillery site a dark grains plant as added in 1982. Cambus was closed in 1993 and demolished, however owners Diageo re-opened the site in 2011 as a cooperage.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
Independent Bottling
  • Cambus-28-YO-1991-Cadenhead Cambus 28 Years Old 1991 Single Cask - 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. 82/100
  • Cambus 21 Years Old 1991 Cask Strength - Cambus 21 Years Old 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection 50.5% 50.5% ABV, £64.95 for 70cl Score: 76/100 What they say: A single grain whisky from Signatory presented at full cask strength. Distilled […]
  • Cambus 22 Years Old 1991 Cask Strength - Cambus 22 Years Old 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection 53.8% Scottish single grain whisky 53.8% ABV, £70.65 for 70cl Score: 77/100 What they say: A rare Cambus single grain Scotch whisky, which […]
  • cambus-23-year-old-1991-cask-55890-cask-strength-colection-signatory-whisky Cambus 23 Years Old 1991 Cask 55890 - A well aged grain, quite solventy and woody but also plenty of sugars and fruit apparent in the spirit. 83/100
That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • cambus-28-year-old-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whisky Cambus 28 Years Old Batch 11 - Cambus 28 Years Old Batch 11 Whisky Review: Old & woody but still quite solventy. Thankfully this carries some oily weight which adds depth. With water this is much sweeter and smoother and full of toffee and butterscotch. 86/100