1976 Cambus 42 Year Old “The Perfect Fifth” Single Barrel No. 05916 Cask Strength – Scotch Whisky News

1976 Cambus 42 Year Old “The Perfect Fifth” Single Barrel No. 05916 Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Pre-Arrival)

$1250

The Perfect Fifth is one of Scotland’s newest independent bottlers and one of the very few based in the US. They’ve made waves in the Scotch world securing extremely rare single casks and jumped into the category with an ultra-premium selection that’s currently unrivalled. The whiskies are packaged in a unique wooden barrel shaped box and have been given unbelievably high marks from the world’s most prominent independent whisky critic, Jim Murray. This old Cambus was rated 93 points by the renowned writer and reviewer. Here are his notes, 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…”

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