- Single Malt
- Maltbarn (MBa)
- Bottling serie
- No. 02
- Stated Age
- 39 years old
- Ex-sherry butt
- Number of bottles
- 55.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 23 May 2012 4:24 pm
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64 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 MBa
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.30 points
- [December, 2013] I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.
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.
- Really a good Caperdonich
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
Enters soft and sweet with a thick fruitiness. Then suddenly the rase is taken over by soft sweet peppery spices
Finish is excellent, going from fruity pepper to a mild spicy finish with a slightly drying sweetness with a honey/vanilla background
- Beside many other things I taste alot of speculoos in this whisky. Very pleasant for my taste.
- An excellent Caperdonich - I really enjoyed it.
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.
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.
Long and oaky, becoming dry like sawdust.
- 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.
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.
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.
Rather long, still quite oaky. Some green pepper and tannins.
- in my opinion this one needs some drops of water!
without water 86
with water 92