Overall rating
Single Malt
The Whisky Fair (WF)
Stated Age
35 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
48.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 May 2016 3:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 507,60

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104 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 WF

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.69 points

  1. DannyDram scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      A roasted maltiness like in a stout beer. A fatty fruitiness like papaya. Honey. Later straw and fig. Eventually floral soap, lots of it.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Roasted malt, honey, papaya and a little caramel. With water more vegetal and a tad of vanilla.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Malt, honey, peanut and raspberry. Then a dry, musty chestnut style taking over.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    One of the famous Caper fruit bombs from 1972! Most recently only the great old Speysiders from 1973 can compete with this one. If Caperdonich wasn't closed I would start believing that some of those Speysiders are not as to be said from Glenfarclas but from Caperdonich.... - Anyhow, fantastic stuff!
    • Nose
      Intense fruity, honey comb, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruits, pineapples, bananas and all that stuff, some fine oak wood, hints of vanilla, little citric too - excellent!
    • Taste
      Caution - fruit bomb! a whole fruit basket, punchy, oily, creamy, good sweetness, well balanced wood notes, spices, little ppeer, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. - superb!
    • Finish
      Long and warm, a bit more spicy and zesty in the end

  5. Jeep51 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      poil picotant mais très agréable dès le début. Beaucoup de cire, de fruits
      (abricots en tête, citron un peu aussi), et de miel. Ça évolue très rapidement.
      Bien que la cire et le miel restent, les fruits deviennent un peu plus
      exotiques (bananes) dans un ensemble fondu et très cohérent avec de plus en
      plus de notes résineuses. Très bien.
    • Taste
      La texture est vraiment liquoreuse. C’est surprenant mais bien fait. Fondue, très très fruitée, un poil de bois accompagné de quelques épices et de tabac. Il y a surtout une belle tension en bouche qui permet de soutenir ce côté liquoreux.
    • Finish
      Longue, très longue. On retrouve évidemment les fruits ainsi que les épices.

  6. magic_slim scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent old Caperdonich. Recommended.
    • Nose
      Wow, very delicate, sweet, aromatic and fruity at first nosing! Notes of honey, melons, orange blossoms, orange cake and apricots. Some sandalwood as well. A superb nose.
    • Taste
      Pleasant, sweet and fruity at first mouthfeel. Then becomes warming and spicy with notes of oranges and black tea. There is some oak coming up as well.
    • Finish
      Long and peppery, becoming dry with notes of old wood in the aftertaste.

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Well done, but fairly monolithic on licorice (which is a taste that is not in my favorites). This strong influence of licorice, however, goes out of habit; which makes this whisky interesting to taste.
    • Nose
      Ancestral nose of petrified varnish on yellow fruits. Dust too, it smells like "old".
    • Taste
      Mouth clearly dominated by licorice wood, honey, and some green fruit jam.
    • Finish
      Final short enough, always very strong on liquorice, in the continuity of the mouth.

  8. gunnie76 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ras Mazunga, you are right. But mostly there is not that great of a differance in the ratings. This one is more than good but there are better 72`s also.

  9. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky; I just love it!
    • Nose
      Very fruity, jammy. Excellent analysis of Dédé.
      Melted and complex aromas
    • Taste
      In line.
      Slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Relatively long on spices

  10. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A caperdonich aging perfectly controlled, with a divine nose. If the mouth betrays its age, it does so with the elegance of a woman knowing she is sure of her charm. And with reason.
    • Nose
      Expressive from the first nose, exuberant and fruity. Beautiful notes of strawberry and apricot jam, honey, wax, sweet citrus (clementine). It becomes more complex with aeration, with pine resin and incense, even a touch of polish. All these aromas are very well melted.
    • Taste
      Powerful, it is very pleasantly fruity (peach, apricot). We also find the fresh and resinous notes of the nose. The wood brings a bitterness that frames and structures the mouth. Finally, the spicy flavor of clove, dosed here sparingly, raises the other aromas.
    • Finish
      Long, it combines fruity sweetness and spicy heat (clove and pepper).


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