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The Perfect Fifth Cambus 42 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750mL)

The Perfect Fifth Cambus 42 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750mL)

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This gorgeous single grain whiskey was aged for a generous 42 years, and is typical of the Cambus distillery, delivering a richly flavored, and surprisingly mellow palate for a whisky of such high ABV. Good corn oil and honeyed sweetness on the nose gives way to delicate oak, balanced with big spices at the forefront on the palate. A touch of bitterness is offset by rich sweetness.

Cambus 42 YO Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes:*

Aroma: Classic for the distillery, showing good corn oil and accompanying acacia honey sweetness; the oak offers a delicate Canadian touch.

Palate: Stunning texture: a rare grain that appears both firm and yielding at the same moment. Also, exceptional crispness to the maple syrup sweetness. Big spices up front balance things beautifully.

Finish: Begins to show a little age here with a vague bitterness apparent. But the tannins hold their own, as do the remedial sugars.

Balance: An impressive example of what then was arguably the finest grain distillery in Scotland. The structure is sound and the Canadian style of whisky is exactly what should be expected of a fine corn Cambus of this age. There is a slightly nagging bitterness caused by the tiring oak, but the inherent sweetness controls this well. The sugar-spice balance is pretty near perfection. Has the odd fault, but the complexity of the sweet riches outweigh those slightly bitter failings.

* Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020

Exactly 138 Bottles of the exceptional whisky were released worldwide by The Perfect Fifth bottlers.

Single Grain
Bottle size:
Cambus Distillery
42 years old
Years in aging cask:
Years in finishing cask:
Mash bill:
100% Corn
Oak finish:
Ex Bourbon Barrels
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