Cambus 40 Year 1975 (2016 Special Release)
Operating as a malt distillery since 1806, the Cambus distillery officially began producing grain whisky in 1836. Spurred by the invention of the highly efficient Coffey still, the owners converted the distillery's existing malt equipment to produce grain. Prior to its closure in 1993, Cambus output mainly ended in blends, so this Special Release marks its first official single grain bottling under Diageo. Distilled in 1975 and matured for 40 years in refill American oak hogsheads, it is bottled at 52.7% ABV. Only 1,812 bottles were ever produced.
Single GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
Cask Typerefill American oak hogsheads
"The nose leads with a classic grain whisky profile of creamy vanilla, followed by peaches, and a touch of spice. The palate is soft and velvety on the mouthfeel, developing into toffee, candied fruit, both waxy and buttery characteristics, and plenty of menthol. Heat strikes first on a long, very smooth finish. Rich sweetness emerges, with burnt toast, nuttiness, mint, and oak. More rich chocolatey notes appear with water. A stunner. "