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Overall rating
84.65/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's
Vintage
06.1995
Bottled
04.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
95054 / 95057
Number of bottles
1016
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 May 2014 9:08 am by duerer79
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 227,00

4 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1995 IM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.65 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Breathe

    Benny is one of the regulars at the whisky tastings I host in Ghent. And during one of those tastings he handed me a sample. ‘You gotta try this’ he insisted. It’s a Caperdonich of 18 years, matured on sherr cask – a vatting of 4 hogsheads. Well, Benny, let me give that one a go.

    The nose needs some time, starts rather closed. But once it has breathed a bit I get nice notes of apple pie, very light honey, walnut liqueur and some chewing tobacco. After a few moments that expands with oranges and… err… mustard seeds? And a touch of dried flowers. Nice. And the longer you leave it to breathe, the better it becomes. Give it some time.

    Good body. Nicely oily. Now the citrus fruit comes first. Lots of oranges, mandarin and lemon, a nice dose of honey and some chili pepper and quinine for a spicy edge. Becomes so spicy, that I even feel like tasting peat. Surely that cannot be right? Or can it? No, I don’t believe that. The apples are very far away now, but this is very good nonetheless.

    The mustard seeds from the nose return in force on the finish. A peppery note at the death, hand-in-glove with some oranges.

    Caperdonich remains that undiscovered gem that only got its cult status after it was closed. Hence it remains somewhat affordable. You can still buy this bottle for less than 200 EUR. Recommended. Thanks, Benny, I owe you one.

  2. whiskytheo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I am not 100% sure whether the right peat or if it is just the spicy side that alludes to peat, but I think this is a nice 'strong' Caperdonich. http://www.whiskyfun.com/2014/A-quartet-of-youngish-Caperdonich.html
    • Nose
      It is a much lighter and fruity version of Caperdonich, without the acclaimed honeyed, rosemary, walnut wine and sweet mustard.
    • Taste
      This works! It is both oily and citrus, a profile that always works on the palate. Lemons, tonic water and honey, in the right proportions, the peat comes through, a pinch of chilli powder.
    • Finish
      quite a pretty peppery, not unlike some Banffs from the past.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Initial hit of oloroso sherry, faded out and replaced with softer
    profiles of ginger-cologne and wood. Indian spices, peppery hot dhall.
    Toasted nuts.

    P- Full strength, mouthwatering and zesty. Layers by spicy spices, lots of oak extract and thin caramel. One dimensional. F- Medium-long. With minimum sweetness, emphasize on wood characters,
    very dry mouthfeel and peppery hot. Definitely a dram for serious
    sipping.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

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