Cambus 1989 SMWS G8.17

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Candles, kumquats and polished oak
Stated Age
31 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2021 3:26 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 161.79

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Whisky Reviews for Cambus 1989 SMWS G8.17

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.62 points

  1. Izzino scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is a great treat on the nose. Plums, dark jam, chocolate. Do not notice the character of grain whiskey at all in the scent. However, it is very clear in the taste - straight forward. The taste profile is very sweet to liqueur, but at the same time wood and leather reveal the old age of this doll. If he was in Ruma's court, I'd believe it right away. It has a rum sugar effect. really great. It's very nice to look at. Flavored banana, popcorn, vanilla, butter. No one would believe that it has 60%. Maybe 43%. Great super show.

  2. Bart-msb scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Expraesi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Xnyl scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Armando did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Notes:

    This dram blossoms delightfully in the glass - pear drops and botanical glasshouses shift to candles, kumquats and polished oak; always the sunny sweetness of golden syrup, runny honey and salted caramel. The palate has a cat's cradle of tensioned textures and flavours; sweet viscosity (honey, barley sugars, cherries dipped in dark chocolate) and drying hints of mace, orange zest and cinnamon. Water wakens the nose to childhood memories of candy floss, tablet and freshly made toffee apples. The palate remains mouth-coatingly delicious - condensed milk and buttery vanilla fudge - the finish rewards with the dry bitterness of espresso, pencil shavings, redcurrant jelly and bergamot.


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