These are fascinating whiskies to try, uniquely different to other whiskies, and at the present time they offer extremely good value for money their age compared to single malts.
Scotch Grain Whisky
Cambus 'Sovereign' 1988 / 30 years old 51.9%
This expression of Cambus was bottled from a refill hogshead which yeilded only 279 bottles. The nose is delicate, featuring blueberries, toffee, vanilla, and menthol. The palate is somewhat richer with cranachan (a Scottish desert of fresh berries, cream, toasted oats, and whisky), red grapes, caramel, and moss. The finish is long and spicy.
Cameronbridge 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1997 / 59.3%
Distilled at the Cameronbridge distillery in Fife in 1997, this 21 year old expression from independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail has been matured in a single refill Sherry Butt before being bottled at its natural cask strength of 59.3% Subtle sherry aromas complement cocoa powder and soft vanilla fudge. Sweet and creamy on the palate, with...
Dumbarton 'Sovereign' 1987 / 31 years old 43.5%
Distilled at the now defunct Dumbarton distillery in West Dumbartonshire, this single cask single grain has been bottled as part of Hunter Laing's 'Sovereign' series after 31 long years maturing in a single Bourbon barrel. It boasts rich, marshmallowy aromas, with hints of vanilla and decadent caramel. Candied orange to the fore on the palate wi...
Strathclyde 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 30 years old 54.5%
Situated in the Gorbals district in Glasgow, Strathclyde is one of the biggest grain distilleries in Scotland, producing high-quality grain whisky for blends like Chivas. This bottling comes from a combination of sherry and bourbon casks, each of which matured for at least 30 years. The sherry cask influence is imediately obvious - demerara rum ...
Caledonian 'Xtra Old Particular' 1976 / 42 years old 53.3%
This 42 year old whisky comes from the Caledonian distillery, which was at one time one of the largest grain whisky producers in Scotland. Situated in Edinburgh, Caledonian closed in the late 1980's and there have been very few bottlings of its whisky, this being amongst the very few we have had in our store. The tasting notes from Fred Laing, o...