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Overall rating
91.66/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
02.1969
Bottled
05.2009
Calculated age
40 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Remade Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
JI/JCCC
Barcode
5020613023628
Added on
07 Dec 2009 4:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 229,99

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34 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1969 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.66 points

  1. vredensever scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is thick, bright: green apples, apple jam, marmalade, wet dried fruits in abundance (raisins, dried apricots, prunes, pears and apples), spices (cinnamon, cloves, peppers, vanilla, nutmeg, anise notes), cream cake, oranges, lemon with zest, tea, lacquered wood. Top class! The taste is sweet, slightly spicy: tea, apple peel, pepper, cinnamon, chocolate, sherry, dried fruit, resinous tree, a hint of tobacco and skin. The aftertaste is quite long, slightly astringent: a bit of minerality, dried fruits, wood, the remains of cream cake, notes of chocolate and strong unsweetened tea, traces of tobacco and spices. Conclusion . Wonderful age whisky. The reflex barrel, it seems, gently and delicately processed this mole, not allowing it to turn into a monster. The aroma is simply divine, the standard. The taste loses a very small and aftertaste, unfortunately, a little does not make it to the masterpiece. I did not think that in the Connoisseurs Choice series there could be such delicious things. Rating: 94 (n25t24f22b23).

  2. metropolis13 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    SUPERB!
    • Nose
      A very greedy sherry full of candies and candied fruits!
    • Taste
      Intense on the acidulous red fruits (strawberry of the woods), spicy with a refreshing bitterness at the end of the mouth
    • Finish
      Long and hot

  3. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    excellent!
    • Nose
      des fruits exotiques confits, des épices, beaucoup de choses
    • Taste
      puissante, grasse, riche
    • Finish
      longue

  4. molar3rd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starts very fruity and delicious with cherries, Black fruit and a twist of exotic fruit . Very sweet and honeyed. Plums too, and some oak as one might expect from a 40 year old gentlemen.

    Palate: Wood and sweet dried fruit. Sultana, dates,and a peppery edge too. Spicy wood. Kirsch.

    Finish: Dried fruit with those black fruit. Honey and oak wood.

    What a delightful dram this one is, and so elegant and enticing. I wanted to reach for another dram, but sadly only this wee sample. at 46% it’s really surprisingly rich and not lacking (I usually find myself longing for more oomph above the 50’s %)

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/08/13/tasting-caperdonich-1969-by-gm/

     

  5. Willie JJ scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A fantastic nose, but it doesn't quite follow through for me.
    • Nose
      An ancient nose with tropical fruits and a tiny hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet barley sugars with lots of oak.
    • Finish
      Spicy, maybe slightly bitter and a little sour.

  6. hsmithjr scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Leaves you wanting more.  The best Caperdonich I have tasted.  Highly recommended.
    • Nose
      Rich, ripe fruit.  Black currants.  Sherry.  Vanilla.  Hints of old oak.
    • Taste
      Mouth coating.  Sweet and somewhat floral, or vegetal.  The sherry returns with a storm.  Ripe plums and some oak.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet.  Light perfume.  Dry, but not too dry.  

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