The Perfect Fifth Cambus 1976 42 Year Scotch
Nose: Classic for the distillery, showing good corn oil and accompanying acacia honey sweetness; the oak offers a delicate Canadian touch.
Taste: Stunning texture: a rare grain that appears both firm and yielding at the same moment. Also, exceptional crispness to the maple syrup sweetness. Big spices up front balance things beautifully.
Finish: Begins to show a little age here with a vague bitterness apparent. But the tannins hold their own, as do the remedial sugars.
Balance: An impressive example of what then was arguably the finest grain distillery in Scotland. The structure is sound and the Canadian style of whisky is exactly what should be expected of a fine corn Cambus of this age. There is a slightly nagging bitterness caused by the tiring oak, but the inherent sweetness controls this well. The sugar-spice balance is pretty near perfection. Has the odd fault, but the complexity of the sweet riches outweigh those slightly bitter failings.
– JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE 2020
The Perfect Fifth Cambus 1976 42 Year Scotch Additional Info
Vintage | 1976
Strength | 57.6%
Bottled Year | 2019
Region | Lowlands
Cask Type | Ex-Bourbon
Bottles | 138
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