Caperdonich 1972-2008 – Gordon & MacPhail Reserve

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.

Spicy sherry with lots of spices and herbs. Quite fierce at 57%. Old fruit, leather, bread and orange. A good combination of scents that can keep you interested for a long while!

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.

Nose: 8
Taste: 9
Finish: 9
Overal experience: 9
Price/quality: +1

Total: 36 points

5 stars

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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