Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 10769
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2015 1:26 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 285,74

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29 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1994 DL

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.74 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I found water helped this one greatly, as the scoring reflects. Without water would be 85ish, as I found it a bit too chalky.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. InbhirNis scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A funny one. The palate is quite bland until water is added, then much improved. I rarely enjoyed both the nose and the palate in the same session.
    • Nose
      First impression is of spicy wood. Whiffs of camphor and menthol. Perhaps grapefruit in the background, spices persist and hay emerges.

      With water: darker notes of brown sugar, suggestion of dried bananas. Slightly flinty, more menthol.
    • Taste
      Fresh and balanced, perhaps not very expressive. Slight soda water fizziness.

      With water: initially remains spicy-hot, before starting to open up with honeyed sweetness. Pleasantly oily.
    • Finish
      Medium, fruity, brown sugar sweetness, slight salinity.

  3. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Marzipan, peach, melon, banana, apricot, mango, mowed grass, honey, brown sugar and lemon.
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, lemon, oak, hazelnut, melon, mango, apple, green banana, honey, vanilla custard, licorice and hint of grass.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, mango, banana, melon, lemon, honey, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, a little chili pepper and hay.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Feis_ile did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Xtra Old Particular Caperdonich 21 years old 1994 is a 21 year old Speyside single malt from the closed Caperdonich distillery bottled by the independent bottler Douglas Laing. One of the first bottlings in the Xtra Old Particular series that since November 2014 replaces the Director's Cut (Europe) and Executive Decision (USA and Asia). This Caperdonich was distilled in July 1994 and matured in refill hogshead DL10769. Bottled in July 2015 at vat strength (cask strength) of 57.7%, non chill filtered and without the addition of dyes. A limited single cask release of 270 bottles.

  7. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose is wild on this. Malt, sweets, hand lotion, camphor, mint, massage oils, lightly peppery spice. Lots going on. Stone fruits, vegetation, starch and strong bite of spice.
    • Taste
      The palate swims, oily and light. Mint and malt, more autumn leaves. Hints of more camphor, old vegetation, crushed fruit stones, light almond and Heather. As it opens, mineralogy and a touch of peat and a dash of chalk, very slight.
    • Finish
      The finish has the slightest hints of pepper, butter and cooked oats. Cream and subtle spice, loads of soft malt and more camphor as it fades. Such a long finish.

  8. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88


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