Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Stated Age
37 years old
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 oct 2010 11:21 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 442.33

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56 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caperdonich 1972 DT

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.31 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Caperdonich's from 1972 are probably the best whisky's bottled in the last decade. Who could have imagined that that in the late 1990's? 
    • Nose
      Yeah this is Caperdonich 1972! Massive tropical fruit. Pineapple, peaches and apricots. What else do you want more? Also polished oak, beeswax and some honey. Complex.
    • Taste
      Sappy and juicy waxiness. Lots of fruity sweetness again. Lychees and mango. Bourbon style vanilla. Some spices of paprika and white pepper. Reminds me of rum in a way.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Liquorice. Gingery. Very well balanced.

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  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    N: Delicious squidgy-dry fruity malt.
    T: A full, full full barley body with a squidgy-dry mouthfeel to boot.
    F: There’s some herbal action after a lovely long sweet travel.
    C: This will be one of the standout whiskies of the show, and we’re only two in.

    Scores an A[-]

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It is a Caperdonich in 1972! So I rather have high expectations, this is a decent aged Speyside whisky in the 70s , but not "amazing" in my humble opinion, therefore I will not follow the crazy price but rather choose something with a lower profile.

  5. Waykid scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Woo-hooo! No wonder the 1972 Caperdonichs are renowned for their beauty.
    • Nose
      An immediate delicious sweet, fresh apple, mango, pineapple and mild maple syrup arrival. Crisp and sweet citrus, a bit parfumy ala Chanel Egoiste/ Boss by Hugo Boss. One of the best opening-noses ever. Fresh plum, honey-y hints of oak, toffee and more of the best syrup.
    • Taste
      Armagnac, rumraisin, dried date and fig. The alcohol is amazingly well integrated, sweet muesli. With water turns a bit pungent and salty for a while, alga and mussel. After this turns again sweeter, tropical fresh fruits, ultra clean and stunningly rich.
    • Finish
      Long, delicately full malt, grainy and medium sweet.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A quick note made on 30-05-2015

    A fruit explosion, sweet, pear drops, tropical spiced fruit, verry subtile woody notes.

    Tropical delight.

  7. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose is warm, full, a typical old smell of musty rooms combined with sweet tones and a little bit of sour. Also some tropical fruit tones.

    The taste has delicious sweet tones with a hint of pepper at the end.


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