CAMBUS 1975 AGED 40 YEARS ~ LOWLAND, SCOTLAND
90/100 Whisky Base
89/100 Whisky Advocate
89/100 Whisky Fun
A limited-edition, natural cask strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky from Cambus. Highly approachable, deceptively complex and fresh for its age, this is an incredibly well-integrated and harmonious natural cask strength single grain that is light, yet sumptuous and clean.
Jake Emen - Distiller "The nose leads with a classic grain whisky profile of creamy vanilla, followed by peaches, and a touch of spice. The palate is soft and velvety on the mouthfeel, developing into toffee, candied fruit, both waxy and buttery characteristics, and plenty of menthol. Heat strikes first on a long, very smooth finish. Rich sweetness emerges, with burnt toast, nuttiness, mint, and oak. More rich chocolatey notes appear with water. A stunner."
Jonny McCormick - Whisky Advocate "This potent grain whisky from a refill hoggie bears ripe pears, green apples, vanilla sugar, polished horse chestnuts, and a waft of acetone. Neat, there is sweet fudge, runny caramels, and heat, but natural dilution dissipates the sweetness to boiled candy with faint cocoa. At this strength, it really takes water generously, illuminating fruitiness and softening the heat. Dry, sweet vanilla pricked with orange seals the finish. There’s a sweet spot where this is deliciously drinkable."
Nose - Rich fudge pieces with an aromatic edge reminiscent of fabric softener. Fruit soon develops with gooseberries in cream and a little pear drop.
Palate - Baked pears now, in pastry, with hints of cinnamon, fresh flowers, cloves and lemon thyme.
Finish - Pow! Peach melba and a touch of potpourri, fragrant and delicious.
The Cambus distillery dates back to the early 1800s - it was opened in 1836 in a village that shares its name near Alloa. Here it quietly produced its whiskies, becoming one of the first members of the Distillers Company Ltd. In 1913, a fire destroyed much of the distillery, forcing it to close until 1938. Cambus produced grain whisky, a lot of which made its way into blends, though you can still find independent bottlings of their single grain if you’re lucky.