Cambus 40 Year Old 52.7% - 2016 Release
Just 1812 individually numbered bottles available worldwide a limited edition, natural cask strength single grain whisky Distilled in 1975.
From Cambus, a closed distillery near Alloa. A very rare limited release of very old Cambus. The oldest Cambus ever released by the original distillers. The third single grain whisky to be bottled as a Special Release.
Distilled in 1975. From refill American Oak hogsheads.
Highly approachable and very rewarding; deceptively complex and fresh for its age, this is an incredibly well-integrated and harmonious (not to mention, very rare) forty-year-old single grain that is light yet sumptuous, fresh and clean; at its best with water and with a fine, relaxed finish, it makes an unusual and delicious apéritif.
RRP is £750.00
Appearance: Deep gold with amber lights
Nose: Surprisingly lively, quickly mellowing to sweetness. Clean, fruity top-notes of ripe red apples, pineapple and cape gooseberry rise above a wide-ranging, softly sweet melange of boiled and soft-chew strawberry sweets, shortcrustpastry and milk chocolate with smooth, succulent toffee. Nutty, with a trace of candle-wax, it becomes softer with a little water, slowly building a gently piney, mint-fresh wood note with faint, waxy, red-berries; then gaining depth with dark toffee, fruit and almond before a fresh, green apple sharpness with ginger spice.
Palate:Cool, light, drying and pine-y; gaining heat and sweetness together as if a salted caramel ice cream was infused with savoury smoke. Then quite dense and raisiny, with hints of pear drops and plum, and a pungency right to the finish. Water brings out its best, now cooler, lightly sweet, salty and softly waxy with ginger and white pepper spice, growing chewy and coating; briefly fruity then warming like a rich, moist ginger cake.
Finish: Short yet warm, gentle and sweet, with crème brûléeand ginger beneath light, cleansing eucalyptus. There's a faint woodiness as the sweetness is underscored by subtle tannins. Light with water; appetising, apéritif-like.
Distilled at Cambus Distillery.