Cambus 1988 CA

Overall rating
85.87/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB121997
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Closed Distilleries
Vintage
1988
Bottled
11.2018
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
258
Strength
45.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 dec 2018 1:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 336.00

8 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Cambus 1988 CA

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.87 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2021] I found this dram in this year's advents calendar...

    ...and this is a grain whisky from an exhausted cask - something the whisky world does not really need, in my honest opinion (only). Because other members liked it (given their rates here) Cadenhead did everything right to bottle it nonetheless, and I did everything right not to buy any bottle of it.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a rather shy grainy profile for a 30-years old, it seems as if the cask was not very active (which is a nicer description for a leached resp. exhausted cask). Hence this nose is uninteresting.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste is sugary sweet and grainy-gluey. What else? Nothing. Water does neither help nor harm.
    • Finish
      78 78
      The initial mouthfeel is not existent, it is neither warming nor coating. The only good thing about it is: It is short and adds no distracting impressions either.

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  3. u485tfu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Super sweet, lots of vanilla, typical for Grain, a bit bourbon-like, no off notes, but not complex.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. zapl scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Clearly outstanding.

    Pronounced (lovely) grain characteristics (vanilla, pastry, etc...) with just a hint of solventy characteristics (which isn't always a bad thing - true to the spirit category, element of complexity etc...).

    This grain whisky is a very fine example of the style - to be tasted in context.

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good grain whisky indeed
    • Nose
      A classic grain nose, corn and sweet vanilla, quite shy and spirity
    • Taste
      Milk chocolates, hot chocolates, sour apple, a lot of spices, toffee, quite dynamic
    • Finish
      Cough syrup, short-medium

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