Caperdonich Scotch whiskey distillery, sometimes referred to as Glen Grant No.2, located in the town of Rothes, Scotland. Established in 1898 but by 2002 the French owners, drinks giant Pernod Ricard, closed distilling operations at the Speyside distillery and in 2010 the buildings where demolished 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 17 Year Old single cask expression of this lost Scotch distillery. Distilled on 13th May 1995, matured in a hogshead cask #95068 before being bottled on 14th February 2013 for our exclusive Burns Malt range. Let’s give it a go…
Nose: Sweet freshly crunched vanilla pods, ground nutmeg, cinammon, marmalade and buttered toast. Floral display on a hot 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 – pineapple and honeydew melon. Fizzy sherbet leading to a long slightly herbal finish with nutmeg, sweet vanilla and leather.