After the ‘Perfect Dram’ Caperdonich I thought it would be great to try a few more Caperdonichs. I had a sample already from Pats Wine & Spirits, which I bought earlier but didn’t taste yet. This sample comes from Gordon & MacPhail’s Reserve series. Many great bottlings have come from there and are usually quite affordable.
Again, rather fierce. The full body and character compensates nicely, though. The flavour combination corresponds with expectations from the scents I found. I can only add some fudge flavours here.
The finish is long and smooth, and loses a bit of the fiercety I found on the palate. It also becomes a bit more fruity with dried apples.
While this Caperdonich is nowhere near the complexity and spectacularity (is that a word?) of the Perfect Dram, this is still a damn nice whisky. A little less complex and the alcohol burn on the nose and palate take away a little bit of the flavour. This one is a lot friendlies towards the bank account, though, compared to the Perfect Dram!
Caperdonich 1972-2008, 36 years old, 57%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve, € 162,50 at the Whiskykoning.
Overal experience: 9
Total: 36 points