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Overall rating
91.25/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
05.1965
Bottled
05.1979
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
45.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2010 6:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 290,00

2 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1965 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.25 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2019] I always wax sentimental when I open such an old gem because these bottles were collectibles already when I started to drink whisky in the early nineties. I bought this bottle for 285 Euro in January, 2009.

    And this is another great dram of the past - most probably it improved further due to the mysterious bottle maturation (it slept 40 years in the bottle, wow!). A perfect old style refill sherry maturation without a single flaw or imbalance that is very quaffable - but certainly not suited for modern style whisky drinkers.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an adorable old-style (refill) sherry profile with lots of different fruits, honeys, nuts and spices. All in a perfect balance and without any off-note. After some breathing the sweet aromas vanish somewhat and autumn floral-waxy (beeswax) notes replace them - now it becomes a true old style nose. Guess what, I like it!
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is nicely layered on sweet sugars and fruits first with honeys and spices joining later. There are fine waxy and oily impressions too. After some chewing a tasty chocolatey layer pops up that is very delicious (both milk and dark chocolate). Water releases more aromas in the nose (earthy, oily) and turns the taste even smoother - this dram is very quaffable both neat and a little reduced.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives charming on the palate with a fine creamy mouthfeel and no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds more chocolates and (bitter) spices/herbs. No distracting astringent or drying moments except for a tiny cardboardy impression just before the very end.

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful obe as with most good cadenhead dumpies. Really like the honey and spices notes on the nose, some stone fruits on the palate and a really nice long and enjoyable finish.

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