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Overall rating
89.88/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
11.1972
Bottled
07.2009
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
7449
Number of bottles
158
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2009 10:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4079,84

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Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 DT

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.88 points

  1. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    by Serge WF:

    Caperdonich 36 yo 1972/2009 (47,8%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #7449, 158 bottles)  Colour: full gold. Nose: very similar, obviously. Maybe a little more nutty/vanilled aromas, possibly from a more active cask, which the lower strength might confirm. Rather more notes of fern, moss and such, and a little less honey and dried fruits. Starting to split hairs, I know… Mouth: indeed, it’s a more piny, sappy, herbal Caperdonich, but that imparts more tertiary notes. There’s also more citrus, bitter oranges, grapefruits… So the whole’s rather fresher, zestier, tenser, cleaner… So it’s rather unusual for a 1972 Caperdonich, but I find this absolutely perfect. Old whisky that kept its freshness is always the best, says yours truly. Ermnlrmnr… Finish: long kind of sharp, whistle-clean, lemony, amazing. Comments: this baby took me by surprise. To be honest, there was also a very faint soapy side, so I couldn’t go much above… SGP:651 - 90 points.

  2. magic_slim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A superb Caperdonich again. How could they close this distillery?
    • Nose
      Warming, very very fruity (oranges), even a little grassy and flowery (orchids). Notes of light summer blossom honey and Darjeeling first flush are present as well as vanilla and oak in the background. Fabulous.
    • Taste
      Warming, slightly alcoholic and hot, but by far not as hot as cask 7422, which I tried immediately before. Very fruity with notes of Jaffa cookies and tons of honey.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant with a little more spices coming up.

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