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Overall rating
86.86/100
votes
31
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Nymphs of Whisky Collection
Vintage
08.1991
Bottled
02.2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
120
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Aug 2017 12:45 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 549,90

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Whisky Reviews for Cambus 1991 whic

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.86 points

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    A good grain with a lot of sherry, but slightly "overgrown" for my taste.
    • Nose
      The nose is flooded with sherry and wood. The whole thing gets a glue-like touch, or nail polish remover. This is followed by a bourbon sweet and a little nut.
    • Taste
      A wave of rum grape chocolate dominates the taste. In addition, I taste coffee and dry wine
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long with rum and some toast.

  2. ChrisSym scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Immediately present Grain character. Full of sticky sweetness and deep, darker fruit notes of pickled plums. Salmiak and Nussigkeit. Slightly mineral.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Rich, sweet and sticky onset in perfect drinking strength. Very dark sherry and oak. Slightly sharp. Brown sugar.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is rather short to medium long with slight heat and licorice. Somewhat bitter fruitiness.

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good single grain whisky with almost exotic fruit aromas and an interesting note of cedar wood. The paIate, however, can't really deliver what the noses promises, as I missed the expected sherry sweetness a bit. With water the whisky becomes very dry and extremely spicy! There one should deal sparingly with. Nevertheless, this single grain whisky aged 25 years shows great potential.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/10/04/cambus-25yo-1991-2017-whic-nymphs-of-whisky-collection/
    • Nose
      There's immediately sherry on the nose, mixed with ripe red apples, rum-soaked dark fruits, dates and raisins. Then notes of tobacco leaves and cedar wood emerge, accompanied by a touch of vanilla, coconut flavours and dark chocolate in the back. The alcohol tickles slightly in the nose.
    • Taste
      Voluminous and sweet start on the palate with Demerara sugar and dark fruits. Then warming notes of black pepper, cardamom, cedar wood and oak arrive, followed by nutty flavours, cinnamon and vanilla. Tender notes of cherry and sticky dark fruit linger towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish shows medium length with a warming mix of sweetness and spice. Dry notes of cocoa, tobacco leaves and cedar wood with a touch of creamy fruitiness on the tail.

      With water: Becomes very aromatic with significant flavours of coconut and vanilla when a few drops of water are added. Notes of dark fruit and tobacco leaves, however, are decreased. Wow, this is fairly spicy on the palate with cracked black pepper, even chilli! Very dry with almost no signs of fruitiness. The finish is dry, too, with slightly bitter notes of tobacco and cedar wood.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and fruity. Dates and raisins in syrup.
    Very fragrant in the nose. Just as delicious and full of flavor. For me a real Christmas whiskey.

  5. WhiskyBabbler did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Conclusion: great part!
    • Nose
      Sherry with light acidity (reminds me of fino or amontillado influence), light glue, behind dark fruit, plummy light sweetness combined with slightly tart aromas, sweetness becomes stronger, malt comes to it, if necessary also dried
      Atypical! But I like it really well! The glue / solvent makes it really interesting for me.
      After a long time comes very light sulfur and the fruit and malt sweetness comes out more.
    • Taste
      Creamy, caramel, dark fruit, sugar here is the first time the Grain sweetness one knows (well hidden), complex, full mouthfeel, Fassaromen which are accompanied by the dark fruit, malt and very slight pungency, minimal is the sour note to find (but only at the end)
      Drinkable! Hides his Grain provenance almost and convinces in the overall impression
    • Finish
      In addition, there are light nut flavors, the whiskey fades a little and it remains a little sweet with fruit and slight bitterness. Could be a tick stronger or fuller my opinion

  6. A Dream of Sea scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Good, I'm beaten. I like this grain. A lot. And since it is not a malt, I even like the price tag. What would you pay for a 25-year-old single malt in cask strength? I do not think about it, but under no circumstances under 100 ¬! Back to the Cambus: I miss (fortunately!) This alcoholic vodka / grain note of the I had spoken at the beginning. Instead, in front of me is a silky soft sherry whiskey, which is extremely round and mild overall. You do not need water here. I want the next sip!

    For more meetings like this:

    https://adreamofsea.blogspot.com/2017/08/whisky-review-42-glenturret-19942017-22.html
    • Nose
      Slightly sherry-worn, open and sweetly inviting. Since you want to try immediately! Cocoa and coffee, but also a light grain note (grainy, slightly alcoholic). Vanilla and more sweetness. After a while a light herbal note. Maybe sage?
    • Taste
      Extremely mild, round, full and directly restrained, not exaggerated sweetness. The sherry barrel goes well with berry aromas, dark fruits. The Grain origin tastes little to no. Some acidity. Then cocoa and coffee, really creamy-creamy. In the second round, the herbs from the nose will show again, it reminds me of sage sweets with honey. It is delicious!
    • Finish
      Here, too, shows the long storage time. Bitter cocoa notes remain in the mouth, certainly not unpleasant, more like the echo of a good dark chocolate. Remains surprisingly long.

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