Overall rating
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

4 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1980 DR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.93 points

  1. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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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