“Cambus was a malt distillery until the 1830’s when continuous stills were brought in. Coffey stills were inserted in the 1850’s and Cambus went on to become one of the big six grain whisky producers and a flag waver for the genre while malt producers campaigned to relegate grain whisky in status. In 1906 grain was afforded equal status. It would, perhaps, be a very different whisky landscape today had this not been legislated.”
The nose of this classy old grain whisky offers butterscotch, desiccated coconut and Belgian waffles, with ginger and cheesecake emerging with time. The palate follows with waves of fudge, cinnamon, cloves and chocolate showing remarkably good texture. Pecan, sultanas and bruised banana all show through the lingering finish. A challenge to those who say all grain whiskies lack complexity.
“Climbing into this glass like Alice in Wonderland the surprises are so unexpected for an unassuming and usually
modest character. Resounding with treacle fudge cloaking the ripe red apple, soft intriguing and beguiling it summons
you to its liquid depths. A cracker.”