Single grain Scotch whisky, natural colour, non-chill filtered, 52% abv, 564 bottles worldwide.
The first time we have ever named a whisky from Richard Day’s cellar book; this Silent Character is from a now silent distillery and appeared as a component in many of the original Tweeddale blend recipes.
One of the most consistent whiskies used in the Tweeddale recipes in the early 1900’s was Cambus. With this in mind, we have bottled a 27 year old Cambus, which is a vatting of 2 ex-bourbon casks.
Cambus Distillery was founded in 1836 and was consistently thought of as one of the better grain whiskies for blending. In fact, during disputes about whether grain whisky could actually be categorised as whisky in the early 1900’s (a dispute brought by worried malt distillers) the Distillers Company, who owned Cambus at the time, released Cambus with the advertising line: “Not a headache in a gallon”. While we wouldn’t recommend gallons of whisky, we would certainly agree that the Cambus Distillery was of high quality.