Caperdonich 1972 Vintage 39 Year Old Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in a first fill sherry butt and bottled 2011 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice series.
Nose: heavily sherried notes, almond influences - marzipan and Christams cake influences - rich fruits.
Palate: mouth drying, prominent sweetness, fruity influences with a delicate dark chocolate edge.
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.