Caperdonich 1972-2010 – Duncan Taylor

And a third Caperdonich 1972. Life’s tough! Fulco, one of the guys from the Usquebaugh Society and a steady co-host of the regional tastings brought me a sample of this one. I didn’t mind at all!

Sweet and woody spices. I get lots of clove from this one! Soft, pulpy wood, but not in a bad way. A very warmy, Christmas-like dram with raisins and other dried fruits.

A lot smoother than the G&M one, although the difference in ABV is only 0.5%. Again, the wood spices, with clove and cinnamon. Dried fruits with a bit less emphasis on the raisins. Quite sweet, but not overly so and a hint of pepper.

A very smooth finish. A hint of pepper, slightly drying and some wood dust. Sweet, spicy with some mango. Its a very complex finish and it deserves a lot of attention.

This one falls somewhere in between the Perfect Dram and the G&M Caperdonich. I love all three of them but this one is not as demanding as the first, while being a lot more balanced and complex than the second. Thanks Fulco!

Caperdonich 1972-2010, 37 years old, 56.5%, cask 7414, I guess its sold out by now but it used to be around € 135!

Nose: 9
Taste: 9
Finish: 9
Overal experience: 10
Price/quality: +2

Total: 39 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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