Cambus 40 Year Old (Distilled 1975) Lowland Single Grain Scotch Whisky

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Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

More about Cambus 40 Year Old (Distilled 1975)

Produced by: Cambus Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
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alc./vol: 52.7%

Proof: 105.4°

Vintage: 1975

Aged: 40 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

The oldest distillery Cambus release to date (October 2016). Bottled from refill American oak hogsheads filled in 1975. Just 1812 individually numbered bottles were released as part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases. Bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration or added colour.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 10/10/2016

Appearance:

Clear deep golden with flecks of rose gold.

Aroma:

Pungent buttery vanilla and spice with leathery pencil shaving oak, faint burnt coconut macaroon, pastry and tarmac. Ripe red apple and more pastry with water.

Taste:

Vinous fruit and Christmassy spice with salted caramel, old oak, generous vanilla and underlying pear drops and ripe plum fruitiness. Water amplifies white pepper spice and exposes a pleasing waxiness.

Aftertaste:

More vinous fruit in the medium length, spicy, buttery vanilla oak finish.

Overall:

An incredibly rare Lowland single grain Scotch whisky from the long since closed Cambus, this shows how exceptional a very old grain whisky can be with buttery vanilla, vinous fruit and Christmassy spice with salted caramel.

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