Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
26 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 10 11 17 BB
Added on
05 feb 2018 11:11 am by Slàinte Mhath
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.90

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16 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Cambus 1991 VM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.29 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Feeling of big time gamble when I bought this one, as I had tried another slightly older Cambus CC and really didn't enjoy it.
    But this is nice, actually very good.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Not overly sherried, but sweet.
      Stewed plums, prunes.
      Soft ginger bread.
      Old furniture wood, with polish.
      Very oily in the glass, looks almost sticky with long slow legs.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Not as oily or sticky as it looks, but a very nice texture and mouthfeel.
      Robust, with spices growing from the get go.
      Again sweet with dark cooked fruits.
      Chocolate with lightly bitter orange.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Spices stay for +medium length and gets a little dry.

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  3. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice grain of vintage malt. Anyone who likes grain whiskeys is in good hands with this one.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong sherry notes in the first nose. Sweet. Plum with cinnamon!
    • Taste
      87 87
      mouth fully lining. Sweetness also on the palate, now also spicy components. Plum jam with cinnamon. berries and vanilla. gentleman's chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The aftertaste is medium to long. Spicy and fruitiness stay together in the mouth for a long time with a nice slightly dry note.

  4. Feorag86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Apricots, granola and orange zest

    Taste: Brownies, raisins and tree bark

    Finish: Ginger, raw chocolate and figs

  5. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    This Cambus showcases that grain whisky matured in sherry casks actually works. Sweet notes of plums, cinnamon sticks and strawberry ice cream. Indistinct flowers. More of the same on the palate: ripe dark fruits (strawberries), vanilla and mild spices with a herbal edge. Dessert-style. The residual heat of the spirit subsides with smaller sips. Pleasant oak notes with a sweet and dry interplay mark the finish. This is very drinkable indeed!

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]

  6. karloff scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of peatbogger.
    I do like old grains and if this was my bottle I would experiment with water and probably grow to love it.
    • Nose
      80 80
      It's a single grain and again I am struggling with the nose.
      It has that typical grain nose, like a dull smell but this is helped out by the sherry influence but not much I might add.
      Buttered toast and red current jam.
      Hot cross bun and candle wax.
    • Taste
      85 85
      I was hoping the taste would be a lot better than the nose as it usually is, this is better but it tastes unbalanced.
      It is more full on grain and not enough sherry.
      It is quite woody and dry.
      The sherry is trying it's best to make an impact but it is just slapped to the ground.
      If you add a couple of drops of water the sherry has another go and this time is a bit more successful.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Without water it was dry and a bit dull.
      With water it is quite soft and sweet.


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