Cambus 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2016
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
750 ml
United States United States
Added on
26 jun 2016 3:31 pm by mds51
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1276.20

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Whisky reviews for Cambus 1975

One user has left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.67 points.

  1. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Diageo Tasting Notes

    Color: Deep golden yellow with amber reflections

    Aroma: Amazingly lively, quickly turning into sweetness. Pure fruity top notes of ripe red apples, pineapple and cape gooseberries rise above a broad, sweetish blend of soft strawberry chewy candy, shortbread biscuits and milk chocolate with soft, juicy toffee. Nutty, with a hint of candle wax; softer with a little water; Gradually, a light minty nuance of pine wood develops with delicate hints of waxy red berries; then increasing depth with dark toffee, fruit and almond in front of the pungency of fresh green apples and ginger.

    Taste: Light, very soft body. Cool on the palate, slightly dry, resinous (pine); increasing warmth and sweetness, as if caramel ice cream were permeated with pungent smoke; then rather dense, with a note of raisins and hints of pear drops and plum as well as a sharpness in the finish. Water brings out its best qualities, now cooler, a little sweet, salty and slightly waxy, with ginger and white pepper; increasingly tough and enveloping; briefly fruity, then warming like a lush moist ginger cake.

    Finish: Short but warm, gentle and sweet, with hints of creme brulee and ginger, superimposed by light, purifying eucalyptus. A light wood tone is created, while the sweetness is underlined by subtle tannins. Light with water, like an aperitif.

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by TWE

    Nose: Toffee, varnish and model glue – the holy
    trinity of flavours that characterise both a misspent youth and a
    well-aged grain whisky. It’s dense without water, with bursts of fruit
    gums, wax furniture polish, cinnamon mints and coffee cream. Water opens
    things up, revealing stacks of squishy fruit and a touch of spicy
    Palate: Sweet, spicy and concentrated with an almost
    Irish-pot-still-like fruity character – Wham bars, gummi bears, black
    fruit pastilles and fruit gums, dried mango, stewed sweet tea and a
    grind of black pepper. Water calms things down and sweetens things up
    with a sprinkling of toffee.
    Finish: More blackcurrant sweets, green leaves, dark
    chocolate and the varnish from the nose. Water adds in some dusty spice
    as things fade.
    Comment: Tasted blind, I’d swear this was an Irish
    whiskey – it’s packed with sweet fruit. Fortunately, it’s not a
    one-trick pony, and the spice adds another dimension.


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