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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Muscovado sugar and Friars Balsam
Vintage
02.1967
Bottled
09.1998
Stated Age
31 years old
Casknumber
38.6
Number of bottles
313
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2010 6:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 854,04

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Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1967 SMWS 38.6

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2018]  After all these new Feis Ile stuff I am in the mood for an old dram so I picked this sample of a heavily sherried Caperdonich.  

    The colour is one of the darkest I had for years and somewhat in between brown sherry and treacle - what a treat to my eyes.  The texture shows sticky tears with very slow legs (a fine oiliness).  The nose is all about this adorable old-school sherry maturation without any flaw or off-note (and not a single whiff of sulphur, of course!).  The sherry is bold and impressive but still there are aromas of the distillate in this mix, in particular fine barley sugars and some fruits beside spices and appropriate wooden notes.  Wow, this is really excellent!  The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor astringent feeling from heavy tannins (what is absolutely okay after the long years in a sherry butt).  The taste is truly multi-layered and rich on all these delicious old-style sherry flavours (not herbal but fruits driven what makes this huge difference between old-school and modern sherry maturations).  I could chew this for hours and search for new flavours and aromas, but the finish is great too.  Very long and sweet and complex on many different sugars (have you ever tried different sugars side-by-side?) besides the sherry and wooden flavours.  No distracting moments despite the many years in the casks, just the very ending gets a little dry (tannins).  Some water releases more aromas both in the nose and on the palate and the dram does not get bitter (like so many other heavily sherried ones) at all.  I like it best when reduced to about 43% abv.  

    This is an excellent old-style sherry maturation of the finest kind, very charming to both my olfactory cells and taste buds.  Unfortunately, almost impossible to find these days...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well sherried, but a bit thin on the palate.
    • Nose
      Burned sugar, fermented old leather, fresh grapes. Old style sherry bomb.
    • Taste
      Mellow and watery, some bitter oak, rich sherry, old leather, a tad simple and flat.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet dates, bitter lemon and leather.

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