Overall rating
Single Grain
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Botanic gardens and a sawmill
Stated Age
26 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2017 11:45 am by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.84

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Whisky Reviews for Cambus 1990 SMWS G8.8

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Charming, middle-aged grain.
    T: Neat! it's perfect in its own right with good form. With water it’s rather prickly and a tad grumpy.
    F: Beautiful clean vanillas especially on the finish.
    C: Add water and it’s as if you’ve just received a freshly opened & poured, untempered & shouty, immature cask strength grain. Thankfully it’s perfectly decent grain neat, as if it’s been reduced already - weird. Thanks Phil for the chats and the tastes. Blog.

    Scores a B-

  2. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    The initial nose has subtle fruits and flowers – patience coaxes out soft toffee, chocolate-coated foamy bananas and mandarins in syrup; all on clean new oak. The palate has an attractive delicacy – caramel wafers, ice-cream, honey and cherry chocolates, balanced by spiced bourbon, nuttiness and hints of grapefruit. On the reduced nose, sweet treats of orange and lemon candied slices, candy corn, and shaved coconut on chocolate custard are laid out on a table somewhere between the botanic gardens and a sawmill. The reduced palate has vanilla, custard creams, chocolate limes and marrons glacés, with some bourbon-like char and spice in the finish.

    DRINKING TIP: When you have the luxury of time.


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