Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Sailing Ships - Series No 1
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Casks
7130 - 7132
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 750 ml
Benan 1875
Added on
05 Jul 2011 11:24 pm

Average value

€ 1.102,47

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24 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.05 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A dreamlike old Caperdonich, which lets through a little more sherry than others reminds of the Speyside regions from the 70s.
    • Nose
      Super old-bottle flavor in the nose mixed with old Caper notes, lots of brown sugar, Demerara, red and white gummy bears, honey, toffee, later dry herbs, jasmine tea, sweet tobacco, milk chocolate, lavender, rosemary, red apple , Peach, old spine, coconut and papaya
    • Taste
      Apricot jellies, pineapple, melon, beautiful sherry oak in between, milk chocolate, sweet tobacco, red apple, lychee, rosemary, tannins, dark honey and coconut, papaya and toffee, demerara sugar and sweet, dark malt
    • Finish
      Dry-sweet, old forehand, tobacco box licked, crumbs with raisins, apple, grapefruit steas, pineapple, medium to long, tea

  2. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    First very dominant Ritter Sport rum grape nut, Mon Cherie and Black Forest cake. Raisins in rum, covered with dark honey. Add to all the sweet fragrances a sour note - red currants and unripe crushed blackberries with a dash of balsamic and strawberry vinegar. Forest fruit tea and candy, still dates and figs. The nose is rounded off by leather and tobacco notes.

    A nice game of light bitterness and sweetness. Milk coffee, a dash of espresso, again Mon Cherie and Black Forest cake, a few drops of Menthe cream. Raisins and dates, sugar candy and forest honey again.

    Medium long, again sweet and bitter with a touch of minty freshness.

    For 40% a very full-bodied malt. Too bad, I would have liked to try it with a few percent more. But that is whining at a high level.

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An excellent whisky but not as good as expected. Reminds of old Macallans.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Notes of sherry, chewing tobacco, coffee with milk and strong black tea at first nosing. Slightly sour (aceto balsamico) and dried dates. A whiff of oranges but this whisky is not very fruity indeed.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smooth on notes of delicate high quality sherry oak, chocolate and coffee with milk. Aromas of speculaas, tobacco and cloves as well. A lovely taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long and dry on notes of strong black tea, sherry and eucalyptus. Remains pleasant.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    I compared this one with the top two Capers on WB from TWA - first of all it's a pity that this was not bottled at cask strength like the others - I mean at cask strength this could be much better, in particular the rather weak finish.It cannot compete in terms of fruitiness either - but I have to say that it could be liked very much by whisky connoisseurs that prefer easy and smooth drinking - that was perhaps the secret of success for Macallan.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    I think the strength of this whisky is that it is not very extreme in any way but rather very frehs, balanced and pleasant and still not boring - Great!
    • Nose
      Honey, ripe fruits, apricots, hints of sherry wood - rather reluctant - probably needs more air - after a while indeed more fruity and sweet notes
    • Taste
      Surprising fresh and punchy for 40% abv, dried fruits, plums, figs, hints of toffee but not bitter or drying, very good sweetness with very balanced sherry wood
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, smooth and balanced - probably not the longest finish

  7. gunnie76 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Underrated whisky in my opinion! Allways 90+ in my book!

  8. UsquebaughNL did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Caperdonich 16 yo 1972/1988 (40%, Signatory Vintage, Sailing Ships, cask #7130-2, 1200 bottles)  At 40% vol., this baby should make for a nice aperitif. Colour: deep amber. Nose: it’s not quite one of the famous ‘beehivy’ 1972s, probably because of a rather big sherriness. Having said that, the fruitiness is as luscious as fruits can get, with plenty of dried figs, dates and quinces, then a little heather honey, some chocolate sauce, blood oranges, a touch of wood smoke and then plenty of prunes and raisins. Ultra-classic, high-quality sherry ala old Macallan. Frankly, had I nosed this blind, I’d have said ‘Macallan, late 1970s-early 1970s’. I know, easy to say… Mouth: absolutely excellent, and the low strength isn’t a problem, such is this baby’s thickness. Loads and loads of liqueur-filled milk chocolate, café latte, hazelnut liqueur, high quality Bailey’s (an oxymoron?) and manuka honey. A spoonful of high-end strawberry jam. Perfect rounded and complex sweet sherry – although you may call this ‘paxaretty’. Finish: quite long, with even more prunes and raisins. Honeyed aftertaste. Comments: so much for an aperitif, this is a perfect digestif. Very high quality! Bwaaah… BTW, I just saw that I already tried this baby in 2004 and came up with a score of ‘only’ 88. That was clearly too low. SGP:641 – 91 points.


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