Grain whisky is made from any cereal grains, although in practice today maize (corn) is most widely used. Unlike single malt whiskies, grain whisky is normally distilled in a column still rather than a potstill, meaning far greater volumes can be produced. Grain whiskies are the main ingredient in most blended Scotch whisky. Read More »
A vintage single grain whisky from Diageo's Cameronbridge distillery, bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. There's a lot of excellent very old grain whisky around at the moment, but rather fewer younger expressions, so this is a very interesting treat.
This is pretty exciting stuff - a single grain whisky from the extinct and rarely-seen Cambus distillery, bottled at full strength from a refill butt by independent bottlers Signatory. This was distilled in 1991, just a couple of years before the distillery was closed.
A 20 year old Port Dundas from 1990, the first grain whisky to be part of Diageo's yearly Special Releases range. This has a bit of history, starting with 3 years in bourbon casks before being 'finished' for a further 17 years in new European oak, first fill bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
A 30 year old single grain whisky from closed Port Dundas, bottled as part of the Directors' Cut series from Douglas Laing. Distilled in January 1982 and bottled almost 31 years later in November 2012 after maturing in a refill hogshead.