Overall rating
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Stated Age
38 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2011 4:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1734,00

71 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 TWA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.50 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Oh yeah. He is delicious! Really nice balanced and complex malt. I'm so refill sherry malts with their yellow fruits.
    • Nose
      Wow is the fruity. But rather goes in the direction of yellow fruits. Apricot jam. Yellow gooseberry. In yellow butter glazed apples. Physalis. Accompanied by an elegant, spicy wood note and a little nut. Removes a bit of wet leaves.
      It becomes even more fruity with water. They even go something tropical. Horny fruit salad.
    • Taste
      He has pure power of course. But not uncomfortable. In the mouth, the spice is now stronger and gives a nice interplay between the yellow fruit and the spice. Maybe also some wax. In short, something incense? Now it gets a bit more bitter. Orange peel.
      With water, it is creamy and it comes first a lot of honey.
    • Finish
      Ginger. Dusty wood. Grapefruit.

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Dirk scored this whisky 93 points Super Administrator

    Would like to try this again some day but it was an absolute winner for me. One of the top whiskies on my list and it was truly an amazing dram.

    Fruit de fruit, honey glazed tropical fruits. Very well balanced and it spent 40 minutes in just nosing this dram. Hope to find it again some day... (it demotes my other Caperdonich to a b-level whisky and I am not sure if I am happy with that...)

  4. Deloti scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic! Powerful and complex dram

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    Unbelievable - what a fruit bomb, so sticky sweet and mellow despite the high abv. For me this is very close to a perfect dram indeed! No water needed but doesn't hurt either.
    • Nose
      Fresh, rich, powerful, complex, sticky honey, heavy sweet fruity, apricots galore, blood oranges, bananas flambé, mango, passion fruit, pineapples, william pears and much more. Faint touch of sherry wood - Fantastic!

      With water more blossom nectar, honey dew etc.
    • Taste
      Wow! Very punchy but also very thick and oily, sticky sweet and fruity, fresh and vivid, not tired at all - a very active sherry cask but not drying at all. Superb!

      With water more aromas and a smooth maltiness.
    • Finish
      Very long and burning, sweet and fruity, very nice wood notes in the end - very good!

  7. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    N: a riot of fruit (both very ripe and not! Rare to find such a wide range: orange jam, lots of apricot, but also figs, dates, citrus peel, mandarin, tropical fruit ... there is embarrassment of choice). Strudel. Notes of wood (wax for wood, but also that intense smell of wood cut and left in the sun, maybe after a storm ... we are exaggerating?); almost balsamic tips (anise? a eucalyptus zaffatina?). Notes of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry). In the background, even if gradually gain intensity, very 'mountain' scents, say cloves and rhubarb, which go hand in hand with very intense notes of wax (just beeswax, not candles). Chocolate, peaches in syrup, marron glacé. A masterpiece. Keep changing! From time to time, to dominate are the wax and the spices, then the wood, the chocolate, the fruit ... The water (not necessary even at 58.4%) only prolongs the game. P: without water, it is not without edges: after a first alcoholic and spicy attack (perhaps just pepper, then a lot of beeswax), as it spreads in the mouth throws out a very intense ripe fruit (apricot jam !, raisins, tropical fruit, fresh figs); lemon cookies. In such a successful aging, malt offers the best of itself. Fantastic wood (with an enchanting bouquet of spices); we'll already be drunk, but here and there we'll hear bergamot tea ( old earl gray, right?). With water, red fruit explodes and even those extraordinary spicy notes. Honey, of those less sweet. F: very long; dominate bitter fruit (say orange jam), still beeswax, wood ... Coffee beans? Still bergamot tea? We bought the sample because we wanted at all costs to taste a Caperdonich, and moreover of a vintage so famous; we can not say if the very high expectation has influenced us, but this whisky seemed to us really beautiful: extraordinary complexity, excellent contribution of the cask, which - although feeling, with its spicy contribution - never takes the upper hand, even after 38 years http://whiskyfacile.com/2012/07/24/caperdonich-38-yo-19722011-the-whisky-agency-584/

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    I have died and gone to heaven. The Perfect Dram is well chosen in this case. Long gone, or what did you expect? Thanks, Christof! The best Caper
    I have tasted so far.
    • Nose
      Kaboom! That is it! A Nose with capital N. Caper at its best indeed. An
      unparalleled fruitiness: apricots, mango, peach, pineapple, green banana, all
      very juicy and yellow (for lack of a
      better description). This makes my lyrical. The whole is wrapped in a great
      waxy jacket and softly spiced. Twig of mint, handful of coconut, hints of warm
      apple pie. Soft pepper and some nutmeg. Complex,
    • Taste
      Despite the high ABV, it is perfectly drinkable. And not just the
      drinkable part is perfect, mind you. The fruit bomb continues on the palate,
      albeit somewhat more spicy. The oak raises its voice, but never shouts. The
      spices evolve towards cinnamon and liquorice. Do I detect a salty edge? My God,
      this is a complex dram.
    • Finish
      It even remains fruity on the very long finish. Oh, the oak takes care
      of a mildly drying quality, sure, but it never becomes oaky.

  9. Jeep51 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Excellent. Nothing to add
    • Nose
      It is very powerful and very complex. The nose begins with scents of noble wood. There are a lot of spices: cardamom, cinnamon. Pepper is also very present. Many fruits also without being able to discern them precisely. In the background leather, tobacco and a hint of chocolate.
    • Taste
      Very rich and equally powerful. First, and most importantly, old wood. We find again this mixture of spices which is very present. A bit of tobacco and chocolate too.
    • Finish
      Very very long. Always pepper and also some salt and iodine that appear.

  10. gunnie76 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An allmost perfect dram from The Perfect Dram. just sold on whiskyauction for 503 €


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?