Cambus 1993 25 Years Old Single Grain Whisky by Old Particular

Cambus 1993 25 Years Old Single Grain Whisky by Old Particular

$425 AUD

51.5% 70 cl

A 1993 vintage single grain whisky from Cambus, released by independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular series. This was aged for 25 years in a refill butt (cask no DL13062). Distilled in May 1993 and bottled in February 2019.

Only 236 bottles.

This product is located in the United Kingdom


Cambus Distillery

This was one of several Lowland malt distilleries which converted from pot still to patent still in order to produce grain whisky, initially using Stein stills and later Coffey stills. This occurred in 1836, the distillery itself having been founded in 1806 by the Moubrays. The latter were amongst the founders of the Distillers Company Limited when that was formed in 1877.

Cambus continued as a major production unit until the disastrous fire of 1914 which destroyed so much of the property that distilling was abandoned and Cambus became nothing more then a bonded warehouse and the maltings for the nearby Carsebridge distillery. Cambus reopened at the end of 1937 but production proper really only got underway after the end of the Second World War.

Despite subsequent improvements and expansion, Cambus was closed in 1993 and converted from distilling to cask filling and warehousing, becoming in effect Diageo’s central cooperage in 2011 alongside their giant Blackgrange warehousing complex.

Cambus was for a brief period in 1906 strongly promoted as a single pure grain whisky during the time of the “What is Whisky” case in order to persuade the courts and the public that spirit from the patent still had just as much right to be treated as whisky, as spirit from the traditional pot still.  The traditionalists lost the day and the rest is history.