After Paris, London and Rome, of course I had to be sent somewhere a little less exotic before I get used to it! So it was off to York for The Whisky Lounge there. I didn’t get to try too many things but what I did try was rare, cool stuff I really wanted to try.
So, first up was this older single grain whisky from the closed Cambus distillery. It closed down in 1993 as Diageo was consolidating their grain distilleries. Recently though, it’s become a centre for Diageo activities with a cooperage and warehousing.
Cambus 27 TBWC 48.3%
Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Lovely vanilla, cream soda, slightly fizzy, floral oak.
Taste: Vanilla complex, vanilla pod, liquorice, some floral oak, again slightly fizzy.
Finish: Long length. More vanilla and cream, drying with more oak here.
My favourite grain I’ve tried so far.
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