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Overall rating
90.43/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 02
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Ex-sherry butt
Number of bottles
73
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 May 2012 4:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 357,00

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47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 MBa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.43 points

  1. DavidH. scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Really a good Caperdonich
    • Nose
      A complex nose. At first a bit difficult to identify the components of the very fruity nose. However, but there are apricots, honey, white raisins, vanilla and a bit of malt
    • Taste
      Enters soft and sweet with a thick fruitiness. Then suddenly the rase is taken over by soft sweet peppery spices
    • Finish
      Finish is excellent, going from fruity pepper to a mild spicy finish with a slightly drying sweetness with a honey/vanilla background

  4. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Beside many other things I taste alot of speculoos in this whisky. Very pleasant for my taste.

  5. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An excellent Caperdonich - I really enjoyed it.  
    • Nose
      Sweet and very fruity at first nosing. Apricots, kumquats, more and more quince jelly - this fruitiness is delicious. In addition there are weaker notes of malt and honey. 
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet, fruity and malty, warming from deep inside. The sweetness disappears and is replaced by strong black tea, oaky and spicy aromas. Very good.
    • Finish
      Long and oaky, becoming dry like sawdust.

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is good whisky, but the combination of the name Caperdonich with the year 1972 sets certain expectations for a particular character, and this one has a slightly deviant character of its own. Therefore not my personal favourite.
    • Nose
      Warm and fruity Caperdonich, with lots of ripe apricots, quince jam and figs. Exemplary beehive notes as well (wax and honey). Soft spices. More buttery notes than other 1972's though, mocha and praline as well, and then a peculiar element, a slightly overripe botrytis edge (difficult to describe) or the kind of dirtiness that a Sauternes cask can bring along. Well, maybe not dirty, but "wild" let's say. Not uncommon for a sherry cask, but I've never seen this in a Caper 72 before.
    • Taste
      Punchy and much more oaky now, very spicy (pepper, cinnamon) with tea notes and after that also a few chestnut / walnut skin notes. Quite wood-oriented, but luckily there's still a big amount of fruity notes underneath: overripe oranges, gooseberries, persimmons. Honey and mocha again. Yellow raisins. I like it better with a few drops of water.
    • Finish
      Rather long, still quite oaky. Some green pepper and tannins.

  7. tsumcor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    in my opinion this one needs some drops of water!
    without water   86
    with water  92
    score 89

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