Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 may 2014 3:43 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 134.00

3 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Caperdonich 1994 TWC

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

  1. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a pity that there is no further supply from this source of relish. Ordered it right away after a small sip.
    • Nose
      At first, there is a lot of fluid alcohol. But this is no downside, just give the dram enough time and this "kind of fog" is gone, which is quite typical for older cask strength whiskies @ cask strength. Patience will be rewarded with a well balanced composition of sweet tropical fruits, some sour tropical fruits -especially limes, brazilian wax in the womb of my old lady and some hints of that wonderful aroma from the small canary islands bananas.
    • Taste
      Sweet, over-ripe tropical fruits combined with a mineral and earthy touch, a bit like a wet dog, coming in from a long walk in the woods and finally a slight flash of a campfire.
    • Finish
      Somewhat between middle and long. First quite spicy. When the spices fade it comes back one more time with enduring fruits near a small fire and some earthy notes. Delicate.

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  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    These are the marks for 6 x 1990's Caperdonich H2H.
    Being completely honest the first 4 in this flight were far from great, only the Mos and the Distillery Reserve hit the good category.
    By the 1990's it looks like most of the Caperdonich cask were bourbon and 3rd and 4th fill, I would have expected 2nd fill to be better than this.
    In truth I would stay away from 1990's Caperdonich unless you know that a certain cask is ok.
    I suspected that the first 4 would struggle as the liquid was so light in colour.

    Here are the marks:-

    Caperdonich 1992 21 year 46% Acorn Friends of Oak Paeonia suffruticosa 83/84/93
    WB ID 64588
    Caperdonich 1992 20 year 53.4% cask 121112 Jack Weibers 82/83/84
    WB ID 52942
    Caperdonich 1994 18 year 53.8% Whisky Box 75/82/83*
    WB ID 34598
    Caperdonich 1994 20 year 54.7% The Whisky Cask 82/80/820
    WB ID 54419
    Caperdonich 1996 17 year 58.6% cask 13025 Malts of Scotland 85/86/87
    WB ID 42874
    Caperdonich 1994 23 year 55.9% cask 60 Distillery Reserve Collection OB 88/90/890
    WB ID 986236

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Green apple, gooseberry,, apple juice and a biscuit note with a faint hint of nutmeg.
    There is some peat and spice at first and not much else.
    It is devoid of flavours, I am tempted to say insipid at first.
    The pepper, peat and green apple combo is fine but that is as good as it gets, a simple profile, too simple for me, competent but dull for me.
    More green apple and more spice arrive, ok but a little dull

    With water:-
    More balanced than neat and the nose has improved for sure.
    Unfortunately it is boring as hell, so competent (like others in this flight) but lacking in enjoyment.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Member Waykid gave me a 20cl bottle where he had stored the leftovers from his Caperdonich. Now,  after having been open a long time and under a small, not that airtight cork, this one has mellowed a little and as such become just slightly more pleasant than when the bottle was freshly opened, but the dominant bitterness in the palate still spoils it for me.

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite the enjoyable whisky from what I suspect is a refill (and not a first-fill) bourbon hogshead. A fruity nose, and a more spice dominated palate.
    • Nose
      Fruit galore! This Caperdonich is a nice fruit basket of green apples, pears, white grapes and a touch of lemon zest and lime juice. Some banana too. Very attractive.
    • Taste
      At first a touch of bitter oak and bitter grapefruit, accompanied by a wave of spices such as black cardamom, vanilla and cloves. What about the fruit, you ask? It's still here, just a little less prominent (a bit of a shame I think). I've already mentioned the grapefruit, but there's some pear and banana too.
    • Finish
      Wood spices and subtle fruits. Fairly long.

  7. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Ground coffee, banana, pear. The coffee side fades to release the fruits.
    • Taste
      Pear, citrus fruits. Mouth very powerful, peppery and spicy.
    • Finish
      Long on spicy spices and fruits.


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