Cambus 1986 BF

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Bladnoch Forum (BF)
Stated Age
24 years old
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 aug 2010 7:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.00

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25 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Cambus 1986 BF

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.30 points.

  1. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a bit non-descript, but as soon as it hits the palate this whisky comes to life. It's a beautiful balance between sweetness and spice.
    • Nose
      Lightly spirity, lemon, fresh and clean, but maybe just a hint of bung cloth.
    • Taste
      Creamy vanilla fudge, toffees, lemon and a little white pepper.
    • Finish
      More peppery and spicy here. It fairly zings on the tongue.

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  3. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. molar3rd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A lovely burst of vanilla, with a certain balsamic quality to it. hefty amounts of Coconut and some Banana bread, with an addition of ginger powder that adds a bit of spiciness to it all. A good example of text book Bourbon barrel maturation and grain characteristics.
    Palate: Alcoholic with bitter wood and quite some of that! Vanilla and some Coconut again. Reminds me of vodka. Yes. Grain vodka. But with that woody edge.
    Finish: Oak wood and spicy finish.

    Not a bad example of good old grain. Not Exceptional, but certainly offers a nice opportunity to try an older nice single Grain. Try getting hold of a sample if you are keen on whisky and would like to experiment.


  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Far from bad, to be sure, but a little to sharp to be
    really stunning. Reminds me a bit of a cheap bourbon, which may not be entirely
    fair. Around 55 EUR, which is actually dirt cheap, but not easy to get a hold
    of nowadays.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite sharp. Very alcoholic with
      unmistakable hints of superglue and wood. Vanilla, coconut and banana ice cream
      rectify the situation quickly. Hints of buttermilk. Not very complex, though.
      Adding water makes coconut stand out.
    • Taste
      While creamy on the palate, that too is sharp and
      bitter, despite the best efforts by the honey and coconut to keep it sweet.
      Loads of oak and caramel. Hints of orange peel. It loses punch quickly when
      adding water and does not become better, so leave the aitch-2-oh.
    • Finish
      The finish is somewhat zesty, but now the oak really
      starts to shout. Water softens up the whole.

  6. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Somewhat Redbreast-y (12yo), sweet, honey, lemon, a few faint berries. With a slightly more grainy/savoury note, some candle wax, ethanol, wood glue & faint cocoa powder. (84)
      A bit later: fresh/seabreeze & a touch of smoke, but a bit starchy o,  ethanol/paint thinner o/-. (81)
    • Taste
      Again, lots of sweet malt aromas again reminding me of Redbreast, quite a sweetness attack, honey,  cherries (artificial / liquor), vanilla syrup, but all pleasant & interesting (86)
    • Finish
      turns dryer, even slightly bitter on the finish with a touch of white chocolate. (83)

  7. I_SPEY scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is a very nice grain whisky, CJ, and I would like to thank for this amazing sample. Nose, taste and finish are all top. The nose is so good and the palate is even better. The finish is superbe.



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