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19 Mar 2013

Tasting Caperdonich 17 Year Old Burns Malt

Posted by Alastair in

Caperdonich Scotch whiskey distillery, sometimes referred to as Glen Grant No.2 distillery, located in the town of Rothes, Scotland. Established in 1898 but by 2002 the French owners, drinks giant Pernod Ricard, ceased distilling operations at the Speyside Scotch distillery and in 2010 the buildings where completely razed for good. Today the site forms part of coppersmiths Forsyths of Rothes fabrication site making new whiskey stills.


On a more positive note, The Whisky Barrel presents a new 17 Year Old single cask expression of this lost Scotch distillery. Distilled on 13th May 1995, matured in a oak hogshead cask #95068 before being bottled on 14th February 2013 for our exclusive Burns Malt Scotch range. Let's give it a go...

Nose: Sweet freshly crunched vanilla pods, ground nutmeg, cinammon, three fruit marmalade and buttered toast. Floral display on a warm summer day, green apples, creme caramel and salted peanuts.

Palate: Very warming and soft with a moreish mouth coating of spicy oils. Lots of juicy fruits - pineapples and honeydew melon. Fizzy sherbet leading to a long slightly herbal finish with sweet vanilla, nutmeg and leather.

Lovely stuff!

Caperdonich 17 Year Old Bunrs Malt whisky

Buy - Caperdonich 17 Year Old Burns Malt / 1995 / 55%

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