Cambus 26 Year Old 1988 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whiskey. Single cask bourbon hogshead bottled 2015 by Cadenhead's for the Small Batch Gold Label series. 288 bottles.
Nose Very oily; peaches; mangoes and white chocolate are the first notes you discover on the nose. More sweet fruits are revealed as this dram opens and grows in the glass.
Palate Soft white pepper and raisin butter; soft brown sugar; hints of fresh ginger and lemongrass give this dram a richness that is so enjoyable one can't help but want to pour another before you have finished your first dram.
Finish Some caramelised bananas; boiled sweets; scottish tablet and faint sauternes notes. Another great single grain that could easily be mistaken for a single malt.
Cambus Single Grain Whiskey
John Moubry commissioned Cambus Distillery in 1806 at Cambus near Alloa to produce malt and grain whiskey. He was amongst a group of contemporary distillers 'paid' to close their works for a number of years by the Stein and Haig distilling family in order to enable the later to maintain their monopoly in the exportation of Scottish spirits into the London gin market. Cambus Distillery is a lost Lowlands grain whiskey distillery having closed in 1993 although its whiskey remains available and the site is occupied by a Diageo cask filling works. Hunter Laing Sovereign Cambus grain whiskies are extremely popular.