Caperdonich 21-year-old - Peated

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Stated Age
21 years old
American Oak Barrels
Batch CP/001
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Batch CP/001
Bottle code
LKRN 2139
Added on
20 jul 2019 8:23 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 305.08

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Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 21-year-old - Peated

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.30 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet peat (more earth than ash), medicinal smoke, anise
      cherry & pineapple, quite fruity. Honey as well. Steamed rice cake, tobacco from the rim top of the glass. Malt from the rim bottom.
    • Taste
      Oily, fruit tea and got slightly fruitier. Oranges. Rich but not much change on the palate.
    • Finish
      Oaky sweetness, little bit smokey, mild pepper spiciness, short and all around my mouth. Some medicinal bitterness, peat lingering with a thin layer of wax left on the tongue.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    on dirty stable hay, on dirty rubber too, on dandelion too; orange fruits give a little more cheerfulness to this nose
    It gives off well on the stable, on the corridor of the medicinal hospital, intense!
    malty sweetness on the hazelnut, it's oily, peppery, minty, fresh fact
    return of medicinal peat and cooked orange fruits
    spicy, stable and hospital peaty, candied fruity on orange and malty, long in fact and very pleasant.

  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Too soft in the nose, it brings out a little more character and notes than the 18-year-old brother, not completely stunning either, but tasty, nutty caperdonich with nice smoky notes.
    • Nose
      Restrained, super compact, difficult to get individual notes out, nutty, very subtle smoke, hazelnut, earl gray, dried fruits, mostly lemon and apricot, malt
    • Taste
      Bitter orange, dried citrus notes, malt, earl gray, hazelnut, walnut, rye bread, apricot, herb honey, thyme, tobacco, beautiful oak, dried pineapple
    • Finish
      Tobacco, nut, dried pineapple, coffee, oak, medium to long

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The dram has more power than 48% would suggest.

    Typical Caperdonich "rubber tyres, sweet peat and smoke" are predominant in the nose. I really love this.
    On the palate and finish bandages are wrapped around the tongue and leave a unique medicinal taste.

    Good+ length of the finish.

    Went to 2cl drams in the whisky club repeatedly. It is a bottle that you can't judge by just a dram... - the dram gets better and better every week: breathing...

    Very cool stuff from a distillery that at least I miss for this particular taste (see Caperdpnoch peated 14yo WBID 39940) , but yes, I agree the retail price is very steep... well, a lost distillery... and I fear these prices will seem awfully low in a few years (see Convalmore...)... for tasty history in a glass.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    If you like the 18-year-old peated, you will also like this one. Little differences, just a little more mature. The full review can be found here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/08/relicts-of-caperdonich/

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly a good smoky malt. Due to its age, it delivers beautiful, degraded, but still very present smoke. Nevertheless, for me it is certainly not worth the currently called 250 €.
    • Nose
      A little orange peel. Lemon tea. A little sourdough. Suggested a bit of sorrel, perhaps. Herbs. Roasted nuts. Wet gravel. For me, the smoke is a mixture of campfire smoke with phenolic overtones and removes burnt rubber.
    • Taste
      Kind of thin at first. But then he slowly builds up. Much sweeter than on the nose. Herb candy. Agave syrup. Then tart yellow apple. The wood and smoke now take over. It tingles through the wood and the smoke ensures dryness.
    • Finish
      Briefly some lemon shower. Smoked meat. Tree bark.

  7. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    From first-fill barrels of American oak
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, medicinal notes, sweet, vanilla, honey, hay, heather, grassy, fruity (oranges, tangarines), ashy
    • Taste
      Rich, complex, peat smoke, herbal tea, minty, liquorice
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, sweet, fruity, oaky

  10. GRARA scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Gentle peat integrated with orange and warm cedar

  11. penumbra scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    I am still too young to know that all the gifts of fate have secretly marked the price.
    • Nose
      The medium and direct peat of the colony style, the closest winery on the Airy should be Laphroaig, but it is not so delicate, ferns, medical bandages and a small amount of dried fish. After the peat is the sweetness of woody plants and grains, polished leather, honey and pine spices.
    • Taste
      Sour? Mindless peat sweet water plus the scene of an accident like a wine barrel failure, the tail moved more towards the oak. The taste is so exhaustive that I gave up.

      Weak, oil-free, less sweet, less acid, astringent, slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium, red berries, grasses, bitter rhyme of Chinese medicine, stove ash.


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