Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 jan 2008 8:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.00

3 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caperdonich 1980 DR

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.74 points.

  1. hzs275 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Baanaanaabob did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Some metallic notes, pencil shavings, maybe a bit soapy, maybe the sample is faulty

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This one is darker than the 1980 cask 7339 DR.
    Tasted with a few drops of water.
    This is not an easy malt, or one for a novice, you need tom give it time to get the best out of it.
    Good whisky and like cask 7339 not typical style wise for a Caperdonich, cask 7339 was slightly better than this one.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Even with a little water the nose is restrained not giving much away.
      I detect peat, something almost dirty & farmy in character, faint orange, faint mango and Biscoff biscuits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat and slightly sour green fruit is my first thought but it soon improves.
      Masses of pepper, faint caramel note and then a little toffee.
      Ginger spice is also present and everything combines well.
      The spice note keeps on growing and assaults your tongue but it is entertaining.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Remaining spicy and peaty until the end, with a medium length finish.

  6. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 200,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  7. ALouis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color :

    Nose :
    Fairly woody on vanilla mainly.

    Beautiful presence of
    fresh fruit, melon and guava.

    Some notes
    sweet on honey and spices in the background, on cinnamon and

    The addition of water makes
    bring out the vanilla and the nicely melted fruit.

    Mouth :
    Alcohol is more present than at the nose and the attack one notes a
    astringency due to wood.

    Fresh fruits are
    present with a slight acidity / sweetness reminiscent of the kiwi.

    In the background the walnut
    coco is present.

    The addition of water
    brings a little more balance with a greater presence of
    coconut and vanilla.

    Long enough final
    and agreeable.

    Note that this
    bottle has become more complex since its opening but has lost
    in fruity.

  8. Dede scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A correct whisky but that did not convince me. Let's say I was expecting more than one Speyside of this age.
    • Nose
      Although alcoholic, the nose starts with very sweet notes of white-fleshed fruit (pears) sprinkled with vanilla sugar. Then there are notes of very aromatic spices, such as star anise and nutmeg. Little complex for his age, but not unpleasant. It is more pleasant with a little water, its softness no longer being damaged by alcohol.
    • Taste
      In the extension of the nose. Very vanilla and spicy (nutmeg and white pepper). The fruity is always present but greener and softened by alcohol. With a little water, it becomes more easily drinkable, less pungent, a little more fruity, but always on a green fruit a bit bitter, lacking maturity.
    • Finish
      The finish is a little stiff, with a spicy woody that tends to dominate the other aromas and a slight vegetable bitterness.


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