- 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
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
- 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.
- I was clearly expecting better, having tasted other Caperdonich who transported me much more.
Too acidic for my taste.
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.
Some bitterness, and a lot of green fruit afterwards. And full of very acidic citrus fruits.
A peppery explosion in the throat, it tears (and it hides the rest pretty much).
- A dram that leaves you wanting for more.
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.
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.
The finish leaves your mouth with warm, spicy notes with sweeter flavours to follow.