For much of the 20th century, the predominant trend in Scotland was for whisky distilleries to be shutting their doors. Thankfully, that decline is now in reverse: at the end of 2017 there were 126 Scottish Distilleries, with plenty more opening in 2018. Though we are all immensely excited about this new whisky boom, and eager to try new spirits from the likes of Raasay Distillery it’s sad that so many legendary distilleries were lost before the world rediscovered its love for the water of life.
A limited stock of Cambus grain whisky - by this point very well aged and extremely rare - has survived to this day. A Silent Character is an exclusive bottling of 27 year old single grain whisky from Cambus stocks, blended together from 2 ex-bourbon casks.
So, why did Tweeddale choose Cambus for A Silent Character? Aside from being an exceptional whisky, Cambus single grain was used consistently by Richard Day, master blender and Great Grand Father of Tweeddale Co-founder Alasdair Day. Cambus appears as a component of the Tweeddale on several occasions, suggesting this whisky was a favourite of Richard’s. Cambus is also the first and only named whisky from the famous cellar book - the rest are kept a close family secret!
Craft Whisky Club are able to offer A Silent Character at an exclusive, members-only price of £150. With numbers of this bottling extremely limited, this is an excellent time to secure a piece of Scotland’s grain whisky heritage. You can also check out the rest of our amazing Secret Still range here.