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Overall rating
90.34/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
03.1972
Bottled
08.2011
Calculated age
39 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
AA/JCIF
Barcode
5020613026155
Added on
16 Nov 2011 7:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1321,25

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55 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.34 points

  1. wataya scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    On the nose; Crema di balsamico, honey, ripe blackberries, waffles with powdered sugar, maple syrup, bananas, plums, cherries, vanilla, licorice and oak notes. Taste: Dark dried fruits, especially berries, cooked and glazed apples, nice oily and viscous and concentrated. The barrel is noticeable but pleasant and nicely embedded. Finally espresso, black pepper, cigars and boiled apples. Fading with pleasant wood notes. n93, t92 f91

  2. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. vredensever scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very dark amber color with a gray-green tint. The aroma is dense: perfume, resin, varnish, rosin, soy sauce, balsamic, old cherry jam, old dusty tree, steamed dried fruits, toffee and caramel, sherry. The taste is very sweet, astringent: immediately abundantly sweet sherry, pepper, wood, resin, balsamic tones, dried fruits, old jam, light bitter. Aftertaste of astringent, sherry: a lot of oak, dried fruits, jam, notes of varnish and resin, spices. Conclusion . A fresh sherry barrel in all its glory. Sweet, dense, powerful, spicy, wooden and boring. A monster or not a monster can still be argued, but I like it. Although straightforward. Really all the time in sherry? Rating: 92 (n24t23f23b22).

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 393 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016

  7. Snerik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A “sherry heavy” whisky that is “offering what it’s suppose to”. But (unfortunately) I don’t find it that special or interesting. But, if you’re a sherry lover this would be a real treat! And well, it’s still a damn good whisky!  
    • Nose
      Coca cola (?), dates, leather, candy, burnt matches and a little wet stone. A very closed of nose at first, even with the addition of water. But after a while it becomes more expressive, plums and mild tobacco. 
    • Taste
      What a little sherry monster... But a nice monster! Dates, raisins, leather, sugar cane, hints of mango and papaya. Bitter orange as well! 
    • Finish
      Dry, long finish that ends in a sherry crescendo.  

  8. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE by G&M;

    Colour: Mahogany.

    WITHOUT WATER:

    Nose: Heavily sherried notes, almond influences - marzipan and Christmas

    cake influences - rich fruits.

    Palate: Mouth drying, prominent sweetness, fruity influences with a delicate

    dark chocolate edge.

    WITH WATER:

    Nose: Initial almond note, followed by the heavy Sherry influences, retains

    some freshness and fruity influences.

    Palate: Sweetness dominates, a hint of spice devlops in the background.

    Body: Full.

    Finish: Long and sweet.

    Cask Type(s): First fill Sherry butt.

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers note (by WEISER): 
    Color: Mahogany.
    Without water: Aroma: Heavy, heavy sherry notes, influences of almonds - marzipan and Christmas cake, rich fruit. Palate: Mouth-drying, prominent sweetness, fruity influences with a delicate edge to the dark chocolate. Persistent maltiness. In the body, light to medium. 
    With water: Nose: Initial almond note, followed by the strong sherry influence, but retains some freshness and fruitiness. Taste: Sweet dominates, a touch of spice develops in the background. In the body fully, in the echo long and round.

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet Caper that packs a punch. Around 170 EUR upon its release, but by
    now you will easily pay double that amount. Thanks, Jan!
    • Nose
      The nose is an instant classic. Deep sherry with all kinds of dark and
      dried fruits. Think raisins, apricots, both blue and yellow plums, to name but
      a few. Some pipe tobacco and chocolate, but also warm wild cherries. Barely any
      spices besides a pinch of cloves. A mild woodsmoke. Classic, like I said.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it shows quite the body and spiciness. The cloves are
      upholstered with loads of licquorice and a touch of cinnamon. The fruit remains
      dry, prunes in the lead now, but a mildly bitter orange joins in. Hints of
      espresso. Sirop de Liège. The oak becomes louder, but never too loud.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy and very very long, but a bit drying in the end.

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