Cambus 1989 SMWS G8.9

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Butter, Scotch and butterscotch
Stated Age
29 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 jan 2019 12:36 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

5 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Cambus 1989 SMWS G8.9

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.44 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, floral, sweet, sticky and dense. Requires time to sit.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The smell of toasted sunflower seeds in a background of summer, basking in the summer heat with a stream of air. Blowing through the countryside, as it blows, it takes up the flowers - lavender, marigold, daffodil. A side of fresh brown bread filled with pistachios spread with a heap of..
    • Taste
      86 86
      Marmalade, orange spread, with plenty of butter in between. The sweet and nutty feel entirely covers the mouth reaching as far back as the throat, like a nutty bread with raisins.
    • Finish
      90 90
      For dessert, we have a peach strudel, as the sun sets, the wind calms, night breeze with subtle dampness of mist and night sky dampens. Sweet malty goodness, raw barley and bare soil mixes, ending with a brief vegetative note.

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  3. Holzwurm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic. There is little to add to this. More length maybe and it could be more whisky-ish, if you know what I mean. But who wants to complain at this level? Full review (in german):

  6. Zorba scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  7. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    Aromas stirred the soul with the warm caress of butter melting over hot cross buns. A considerable mountain of toffee popcorn towered over vanilla sponge cake and banoffee pie as gentle spice introduced crushed cinnamon stick on hot apple pie. Floral notes of lavender blended with cherry yoghurt whilst a maple and pecan Danish brought more sticky and sweet dimensions that settled on caramel, fudge and oodles of butterscotch. A delicious malty sweetness continued through to the palate where it was joined by ginger cake and nutmeg. Floral flavours echoed Turkish delight before we rounded up with a sumptuous finish of clean oak, soft toffee and creamy custard.


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