Cambus, 40 Year Old, 52.7%, NV

  Cambus

£625.00 for 1x70cl
1 btl
 
Cambus, 40 Year Old, 52.7%

Part of the Diageo Special Releases 2016 collection, this limited edition Single Grain Whisky was distilled in 1975 at the now closed Cambus distillery, near Alloa. The oldest release to date from the distillery, only 1,812 individually numbered bottles have been charged from refill American oak hogsheads.

The nose is lively with fruity top notes of red apple, pineapple and gooseberry above strawberry chewy sweets, milk chocolate and toffee. The palate is light and drying with pine notes building in sweetness with salted caramel, pear drops and plum characteristics. The finish is short yet warm and gentle.

Contains Sulphites.

About Cambus

Cambus was originally founded in 1806 as a malt whisky distillery but was re-equipped in 1837 for grain distilling. Much of the distillery was destroyed in a fire on the night of 23rd September 1914, but 24 years later a rebuilt Cambus reopened. Closed for the final time in 1993, single grain expressions from the distillery are hard to come by.

Appellation: Lowland

Defined by a line following the old county boundaries running from the Clyde estuary to the River Tay, the Lowlands is deemed anything South of this to the Scottish Border. A region of few distilleries, this area has always been known for its unrivalled lightness and soft nature, and it is for this reason that the distilleries here have been fondly named 'The Lowland Ladies."

The most famous whiskies from the lowlands are Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie and the silent distilleries of Rosebank and Ladyburn. On the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan exudes a delicate lowland character and is renowned for being a great entry into Scotch. Glenkinchie is on Edinburgh's doorstep and produces a fantastically light and ethereal dram. Rosebank and Ladyburn are rare and highly coveted and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on them then they will no doubt reward generously as both names are synonymous with quality.