Category Archives: Caperdonich

Caperdonich 39, 1977-2017, 50.4% – Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary

Well, there’s no mistaking this being from a sherry cask. It’s a butt too, so a more proper sherry cask as well. No information about the kind of oak is given though. Last year Cadenhead’s, the rather awesome bottler of … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 18 – Longmorn 23, 52.6% – WIN

The grand finale! After the first year I thought the last dram would be a rather spectacular one. Back then it was a rather spectacular Convalmore by Old Malt Cask. Last year I expected the last one to be the … Continue reading

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Caperdonich 18, 48.4% – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular

The second whisky in Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Twitter Tasting. Another blind sample so we could assess the whisky on its merits instead of on name and fame. A good call for such a tasting, if you ask me! During … Continue reading

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Caperdonich 38, 1972-2011, 53.6% – Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare

Caperdonich 1972 is somewhat of a legendary dram. For most distilleries there seems to be a year in which their product peaked in flavour. Lochside 1981, BenRiach 1976, GlenDronach 1972 and so on. Unfortunately this distillery has been closed and … Continue reading

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BTC sample 9 – Caperdonich 37, 51.4%

Finding out I had been sipping a Caperdonich made me scratch my head a little bit. I could have been more wrong, but not by much (I guessed Speyside correctly). This now defunct and demolished distillery has produced some of … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Something Special with Master of Malt

Ben Ellefsen, aka the guy who runs Master of Malt, aka Professor Cornelius Ampleforth came over with Cat Spencer (also from Master of Malt) and Joel Harrison (from to host this tasting of supposedly eight whiskies. Unfortunately, something went … Continue reading

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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! Nose: Sweet and woody … Continue reading

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