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Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
93
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
27.11.1991
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1725-103028
Number of bottles
571
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2017 9:42 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.86

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Whisky Reviews for Cambus 1991 Cl

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.35 points

  1. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    For me, grains often ask a bit of commitment to chew away. Not this one. That nose!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smells quite old, yet light. Almonds, clay, fresh vanilla, furniture polish. Lovely!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong. Nailpolish remover, peach, lychee and canned fruit. Quite light and vibrant for a grain of this age.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Finish is a bit short.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: cooked mash with a sickly chemical sweet note (like paint thinner), vegetal, grain, vanilla and some resin in the background. The vegetal and sickly notes reside somewhat after circa 20 minutes.

    With water and some extra time I get more clear fruitiness and sweetness like orange peel, vanilla and coconut.
    My mark is an average between the initial and eventual nose.

    Taste: vanilla, perfumy floral notes, coconut and in the background again the cooked mash (like vegetables that have been boiling way too long).

    Finish: fairly long with again vanilla, some oranges and woodbitters.

    It's not bad but I don't get the fuss about this bottling (and maybe grain whisky in general).

    I tasted this side by side with the Claxton's Tomatin 1994 21 year old. The Tomatin was a very clear winner in my book: way more delicate and no off-notes.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/bottle-polishing-2020-odds-ends-part-2/

    After sharing this with plentitude [not dissimilar to a Greenore 8yo that I couldn’t even shift at a vivacious NYE party], it comes to me to polish off the bottle. It’s time. The bottle has been open for over two years and the level is low. Unlike the Greenore, this has more to offer though I’ve struggled with it all the way. As usual, this has appeared more of a hit with the wider whisky community.

    N: Even with only one dram left in the bottle for too long, it still kicks out some heat and energy. Young grain huh? Whilst demonstrating a reoccurring lactose-y/butyric edge, industrialised caramel > butterscotch and rich & thick vanilla custard-covered densely-sweetened apple dessert, covers the confectionary/patisserie aspect. Additionally, I pick out slightly scorched porridge, hints of rose water and ground sesame seeds that lead to a dustiness that is not unlike very dry soil and crushed Shreddies.
    T: Straight-up fairly rich bourbon-matured column still spirit-driven arrival into a slightly milky husky delivery, soon followed by fragrant chilli vanilla pods, a small chink of an Extra Strong Mint and one lick of a Fisherman’s Friend. Boy, is this hangover juice or what? I pick out dried dill a number of times on the arrival, as a pleasing passing peripheral note. You could imagine this grain might have been cracking aged another twenty years, though maybe that heat would have become uncontrollable?
    F: On the turn, cream [that’s on the turn], and much like the nose, a rich and straight-as-a-die salivating vanilla juiciness and a dusty shallow aromatic heat to follow. True to form, barley sugar concludes.

    C: Absolutely fine in small infrequent doses. Any more than that became a chore.

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    [Tasting session - n°7 - quick note] I didn't know that this one had such a reputation on whiskybase prior to writing my notes ... which is a good thing ! I'm afraid this one left me quite unimpressed (as often with grain - it lacks memorability). I much prefered the 28yo Caledonian Cadenhead single cask, which has a mean score 3 points lower than this one. Well, to each their own !
    • Nose
      Milky, this has vanilla milkhsake and a bit of acetone (varnish). As expected. Subtle. Rice Crispies. A puff of smoke maybe ? Very light all in all.
    • Taste
      This has some undisputable quality regarding texture and alcohol integration, but the aromatic fields still seems very restrained and pretictable. Wood glue, coconut, Haribo banana.
    • Finish
      Short. "At Ikea sipping vanilla milkshake".

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I waited for an hour, but the “magic” didn’t happen. This Single Grain is slightly above average, nothing more and nothing less. The nose is NOT the best part for me, the palate is, but the short finish is very disappointing and drags down my rating even more.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. wouterk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very good whisky! The nose is absolutely fabulous. 
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. DonMa scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    This is a really delicious single grain whiskey
    • Nose
      The whiskey has a pleasant glue note, lots of coconut, vanilla, pear and a light rye mint
    • Taste
      Vanilla, pear, coconut, cereals, then the first one takes the alcohol was a bit and then come still bright canned fruit
    • Finish
      Sweet, coconut, vanilla and in the end a slight bitterness

  10. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very homogeneous old single grain!
    • Nose
      Sweet and metallic, wet iron; Grain / Grain, Ripe Red Apples, Vanilla;
    • Taste
      Balanced soft and homogeneous, ripe red apples, a lot of fructose, slightly sour oak, tears, wet iron;
    • Finish
      Astringent, lemon, bright fruit or fruit;

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