Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Abbey Whisky (AbWh)
Bottling serie
The Rare Casks
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Nov 2012 4:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.80

4 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1995 AbWh

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 points

  1. lrb85 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. molar3rd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starting very fruity and beguiling with notes of exotic fruit salad : pineapple, papaya , Lychee in sweet sugary nectar , Vanilla pods. A touch of Granny Smith apple peel, Muscovado sugar, wood spice and leather.

    Palate: Quite spicy on the entry , think : Chilly. Sweet but fierce. Dying to reveal vanilla and caramel biscuit (You know those Eden biscuits with lots of caramel) , and a nice malty backbone.

    Finish : Drying. Bitter sweet with wood and truffles sprinkled with cocoa powder.

    A very nice dram, very appropriate for this festive wintery season. Very limited (96 bottled), and well priced if you ask me (under 60 quid for single cask , at cast strength?) it’s a real steal, and a nice touch to try the wonders of Caperdonich.




  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I was clearly expecting better, having tasted other Caperdonich who transported me much more.
    Too acidic for my taste.
    • Nose
      The alcohol attacks the nose a little, you have to let it breathe. Fresh citrus fruits hold the upper hand; acidity is present.
      Afterwards vanilla is revealed, embraced by citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Some bitterness, and a lot of green fruit afterwards. And full of very acidic citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      A peppery explosion in the throat, it tears (and it hides the rest pretty much).

  4. peatlover99 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    A dram that leaves you wanting for more. 
    • Nose
      Initial hit of sweet oak and vanilla. Leave it for a few moments and the tropical fruit & sweet peppery notes lift from the glass to the nose getting more complex and developed with every nose. Banana, vanilla & spiced pepper followed by a lingering of sweet pepper chilli & oak at the back of the nose.
    • Taste
      When tasting, give yourself a good mouthful of this dram, swirl it all around your mouth for the full 17 seconds. Wow, the result, a full coating of creamy, spicy pepper notes all around the mouth, softens off gradually showing its sweet oak, vanilla flavours once again. 
    • Finish
      The finish leaves your mouth with warm, spicy notes with sweeter flavours to follow.


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