Overall rating
Single Malt
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2014 9:05 pm by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 234,78

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28 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1996 BA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    Blackadder’s unique selling point is undoubtedly the cask residue on the bottom of each bottle. They are called Raw Cask for a reason, although that also refers to the cask strength. About 5 years ago they bottled this Caperdonich 1996. A very pale dram.

    The nose shows all the traits of a bourbon cask: grain cookies, vanilla, coconut, white chocolate and some apple. Then some grapefruit peel with a mild bitterness. Some candyfloss and a floral note. Rather innocent and yet I have the impuls of sipping straight away.

    Putting my money where my mouth is I discovered a creamy malt, mildly spicy, on Granny Smith apples, white pepper, coconut and… more coconut. Almost like putting a Bounty in mouth mouth, sans the chocolate. Some liquorice and ginger kick in. Vanilla in the background. The alcohol is very well integrated. Eminently drinkable without adding water.

    The finish is medium long, very sweet on sugared grapefruit peel and pepper. Mildly drying towards the end.

    Very nice, summery single malt from a lost distillery. I like it!

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- A soft and shy one, but expressed fairly well with various quality aromas, buttery with almond oil, delicious roasted sunflower seeds with distant citrus nuance. A wee bit of floral, milky and peppers. Some spent match and sulphur rises at the back stage.

    P- Much brighter on the palate, attacked of candy sweetness with vanilla and honey on the follow up. Orange and then more honey, with spicy dried pickles and almond-ish sunflower mix. Small bit of burnt sulphur lurking but not noticeable.

    F- Medium, dry white wine chewiness along with plenty of strength. Waxy, sweet with substance and not cloying. Pleasant, charming and easy going dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yet again a very nice and expressive Raw Cask bottling by Blackadder. Although this whisky is bottled at 50.2% it is not that overpowering in the alcohol and actually quite well balanced. The sweet and fruity aromas make this a very good summertime dram.
    All in all a nicely balanced and fresh whisky
    • Nose
      A fresh, fruity, sweet and balanced whisky with aromas of grapefruit peel, lemon peel, blood orange, dried flowers, fennel seeds, a slight stale tone, forest berries, hedge leaves, boiled candy, candy flos, green tea, hint of coffee, vanilla, caramel, hint of bayleaf, white pepper, hay and oak. 
    • Taste
      A fresh, sweet, spicy and balanced whisky with aromas of white pepper, ginger, licorice root, icing sugar, maple syrup, boiled sweets, floral tones, hint of butter, vanilla, caramel, bayleaf, hint of tannins, chamomile tea and subtle oak.
    • Finish
      A medium to long and sweet finish with aromas of maple syrup, pepper, fennel seeds, icing sugar, subtle citrus tones, oak and subtle backing spices.

  5. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. hfos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78


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