Grain whisky tends to be more “consistent” than malt whisky, in the sense that there is much less variation in distillery profiles, age differences etc. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be surprised.
Today: 28 years old Cambus bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
Cambus 28 yo
(47%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2019, Batch #11, 435 btl.)
Nose: not the usual vanilla / coconut overdose. More citrusy notes, green melons, apples and sawdust. Shortbread. A little cellulose varnish. Green tea and ginger. Hints of white rum. Perhaps a little iodine tingle too. Interesting.
Mouth: lacking a bit of depth, but still showing this interesting rum character. Green fruity notes (sour kiwi among others), some toasted oak, then more butterscotch and cake. The rough grainy edge comes out in the end.
Finish: not too long, on lemons, green oak spice and cane sugar indeed.
White rum meets whisky. Rumsky, and it kinda works. For crossover fans – it might work in cocktails as well. Still available from Master of Malt.