Caperdonich 18 Year Old 1995 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #9963 botted June 2013 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Old Particular range.
Nose: Attractively clean & fresh – sweetly gristed with a crushed sugar & lemon zest character
Palate: Sweetly spiced – creamy + a fresh home baked quality then running to a herbal style
Finish: Medium long - still sweet + more fruit apparent carrying an interesting orange tang (J)
Caperdonich Distillery was founded in 1897 and its two stills were fired up a year later. Caperdonich Distillery was situated beside the North of Scotland Railway in the north west corner of Rothes in Scotland’s Speyside whisky region and was established at a time when whisky sales were on the up and up. But Caperdonich Distillery opened just as whisky sales crashed and subsequent wars and prohibition inhibited its recovery. And having closed in 1902 it remained mothballed until 1965 when the stills were fired up once again. It closed once more in 2002, and now that we have finally come to appreciate the complexity and depth of Caperdonich malt whisky ...... demolished in 2011. Caperdonich whisky was intended primarily for blended scotch but a small volume has been released by independent bottles as Caperdonich single malt whisky. A lost Scottish Speyside malt whisky distillery.