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 1990 vintage single cask grain whisky from Cameronbridge, still running as of 2011 and the first distillery to produce grain. This one sat maturing for 21 years before being bottled at a pokey cask strength of 58.2%.
A 1987 vintage single grain whisky from the closed Cambus distillery, bottled by Clan Denny. Aged for 25 years in a refill hogshead this has stayed quite lightly coloured while picking up lots of fruity and spicy flavour.