Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
39 years old
Refill Sherry Cask
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Duck Label
Bottled for
a Joint Bottling with Whiskybase.com
Added on
05 oct 2011 9:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 850.00

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135 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caperdonich 1972 W-F

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.59 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Melon tropical fruits grapefruits, on the nose, unfortunately some soapy note on the palate hides everything else, I guess coming from the sample, rating based on the nose only

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    1972 Vintage Caperdonich H2H x 10
    Result - scores for nose, palate, finish WB ID in brackets.

    1972 36 year 57% cask 1975 GM Reserve 92/93/92 (4685)
    1972 38 year 57.4% cask 1144 Malts of Scotland 91/93/92 (21837)
    1972 38 year 58.4% TWA The Perfect Dram 91/92/93 (21006)
    1972 36 year 49.9% cask 1976 GM Cask Strength 90/91/91 (3857)
    1972 39 year 52.8% TWA Private Stock 90/90/92 (25105)
    1972 36 year 51.2% cask 7446 Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 90/90/92 (12266)
    1972 41 year 53.7% cask 7442 Duncan Taylor Tantalus 92/89/90 (68531)
    1972 39 year 54% Whisky Fassle Duck Label 88/89/90 (25576)
    1972 36 year 48.7% cask 7431 Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 86/87/87 (38956)
    1972 35 year 50.3% cask 7424 Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 90/84/85 (3696)

    It is clear from this tasting that the first fill sherry were among the best here, GM cask 1975 came top here with cask 1976 was 4th. The Mos is one I have had before and is excellent, (believed first fill also) and both the TWA ones are also good being refill sherry casks. Two of the DT were good but two were not as good but still got a decent score, The whisky Fassle also got a very respectable score.

    It looks like Glen Grant No2 can age just as well in first/second fill sherry cask as it's still running sister distillery

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tried it with water first but the finish is better neat.
    What i would call a nice competent whisky, but not quite 90 point material.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A light fragrant nose at first that develops on stewed white fruits and fruit gum sweets.
      Apple, hint of peach, mango and faint pineapple with a little white pepper spice and hints of sweet peat, like caol ila but not as powerful.
      Finally a little orange but faint/
    • Taste
      89 89
      With a little water added the wood is still showing but the fruit that the nose promised is battling all the way.
      The fruit just about holds its own and develops nicely and the spice note and the peat increase, not powerful peat or high ppm but it is there.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Holds itself together well , long and warming

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Have to say he made me a little disappointed, that it is my favorite distillery and then at the age. He is just quite bright and monotonous, but still very good quality.
    • Nose
      Very light, lots of pear, pure pear puree, vanilla, light honey, shortbread, green apple, already typical Caperdonich, but blind more like a 14-16 year old, some sweet pineapple
    • Taste
      Like the nose, a lot of pear, vanilla, honey, green apple, some kiwi and pineapple, toffee, from the middle then suddenly a violent oak edge, the age still comes through, but rather inharmonious to the fruit part, dry herbs, oregano, rosemary, Ginger, anise, salt and lavender
    • Finish
      Again, a bit short, especially for the age, oak, herbal honey, green apple and ginger

  5. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. BeatF scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    In view of the many fruits of this drop must contain an extremely high amount of vitamin C and certainly has a preventative effect against colds!
    • Nose
      There comes an exotic fruit bomb first class, a bit grassy, ​​also white chocolate, tropical wood
    • Taste
      Honey, fruits, slightly kinked
    • Finish
      and then the fruit bomb explodes, slightly peppery, wonderfully supported by cedar wood

  8. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted on a sunny holiday afternoon in the Algarve, Portugal. Tnx Rick for the sample! Took some time to taste it.
    • Nose
      Lots of yellow apples followed by pineapple and melon.. Very fresh and tropical. We're in 1972 territories again. Grasy notes at the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sugared barey. More cut grass now intermingled with gooseberries. Cedar wood. Some buttery notes as well. Hints of vanilla and toffee. Later on bitterness of grapefruit. Also lemon.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Some pepper. Nutmeg. Also ginger a little spearmint.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow! There are fruity Capers that are more in your face, but this subtle
    beauty really hits me where it counts. Thanks, Christof!
    • Nose
      Bam, right of the bat! Fruit bomb! Loads of sweet fruit, both from the
      orchard and the tropics, drenched in light honey. It has a wonderful mineral
      quality as well. And that fantastic trace of smoke that you often find in
      Capers from 1972. Wonderful and grand, without being loud. A rather subtle
      beauty, like the quiet girl in the back row in class that you inexplicably were
      always in love with. Too much information?
    • Taste
      The attack is rather soft, with loads of fruit again, but also walnuts
      and green tea. A soft, but wonderful bitterness. Citrus and banana emerge. Yes,
      lime and lemon become louder all the time. The smoke is present on the palate
      as well. Subtle, but great.
    • Finish
      The long finish on spices and citrus turns this into a fantastic feast.

  10. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Elegant and well balanced
    • Nose
      Apples (green), Pears, a little fresh herbs, honey and a weak oaky background.
    • Taste
      Sweet taste of apples, vanilla and increasing soft spices
    • Finish
      finish is mild with vanishing spices and a vague tendency of bitter almonds

  11. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Massive Fuits and Honey


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