- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1980 DR
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.93 points
- This Whisky was sold for 200,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015
- Color :
Fairly woody on vanilla mainly.
Beautiful presence of
fresh fruit, melon and guava.
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.
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
Note that this
bottle has become more complex since its opening but has lost
- A correct whisky but that did not convince me. Let's say I was expecting more than one Speyside of this age.
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.
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.
The finish is a little stiff, with a spicy woody that tends to dominate the other aromas and a slight vegetable bitterness.