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Caperdonich 1977 CA

Overall rating
90.76/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
462
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2017 6:34 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 672,30

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Tastingtags

12 Notes

Whiskylifestyle
Member Senior Whiskylifestyle Tasting note
16 Dec 2017 2:17 pm
Whiskylifestyle gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Yup, a sherry bomb indeed! A mixture of dried fruits and forest fruits, like raisins, blueberries and blackberries. Some wax, a hint of oak and leather. Very restrained at first though. But after giving it a bit more time this gets better. Then ginger bread. Dark chocolate and a tiny hint of citrus.

Taste

A very thick mouthfeel, quite creamy too. Sweet fruits and honey! Strawberries, cherries, blueberries and blacberries again. Ending with tobacco and sweet winter spices; aniseed, ginger, cinnamon, a touch of black pepper and cloves. So very nice! Later dark chocolate too. Quite delicious and maybe even a bit better than the nose.

Finish

LONG! With chocolate and the above mentioned spices.

Comments

This is fantastic! Much better than the Caperdonich 1977 35 year old, and that one was already quite good. There is no bitterness here, and it’s very well balanced. A lovely winterdram with lots of layers. And one to enjoy for a long time while sitting by the fire. 

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
29 Jul 2017 10:16 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
83
Presentation
89
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
29 Jul 2017 10:01 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
89
My Collection
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
26 Jun 2017 9:33 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Date, raisin, cherry and melon.

Taste

Date, raisin, cherry, melon and a little cheese.

Finish

Raisin, date and dark chocolate.

Comments

Samples available.

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
18 Jun 2017 7:07 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 91 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Cadenhead 175th Anniversary tasting in Campbeltown.

The colour is brown sherry and the texture shows some early slow legs and very late fat tears.  The nose is all about a perfectly clean sherry profile of the old school - and not the slightest trace of sulphur or any other flaw.  It arrives in the mouth peppery and fully coating with some slight adstringent moments from tannins (but much lesser than one would expect from almost 40 years in a sherry butt).  The taste is unbelievably layered on all these wonderful sherry flavours again but still the Caperdonich malt shines through with its nice creaminess.  Quite balanced for such a sherry monster, I like that!  The finish is long and sherry-sweet with some stronger chocolatey flavours.  No bitter nor drying notes here, surprisingly.  Some drops of water smoothen the dram and unlock even more aromas (e.g. milk chocolate and marzipan) - I like it that way better (but even neat it was great).  And unlike many other heavily sherried drams it does not get bitter even with more water added.  A superb example of an excellent "old school" sherry maturation...

A very fine selection by Cadenhead and a worthy anniversary bottling.  The best release in that series (to me)...

Weighted Rate
91
Nose
93
Initial taste
91
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
84
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
whiskycuse
Expert Senior whiskycuse Note
26 Jan 2018 8:41 am

Tasting Notes:

Nase: Deutliches Holz, trockener Oloroso, nussig, mit viel Trockenfrucht, Marzipan und Holzpolitur. Darunter zeigt sich mit der Zeit immer mehr säuerliche Frucht, Pflaumenmus, Feigen, Grapefruit und Limetten, dazu etwas Sojasoße und Ahornsirup. Das alles steht natürlich in einem alten Schrank (wenn ihr wisst, was ich meine…), gepaart mit Leder und Tabak, der Alkohol gut integriert.


Mund: Sofort sehr elegant, ziemlich trocken, wie auch im Aroma, tolle saubere Holznoten, ohne dabei bitter zu werden. Im Prinzip zeigen sich hier genau die Eindrücke, wie ich sie auch im Duft hatte, nur dass die Frucht deutlich im Hintergrund ist, und eher die herberen, holzigen Töne erscheinen lässt. Trotzdem entsteht erstaunlicherweise trotzdem der Eindruck von Ausgewogenheit, wieder mit gut integriertem Alkohol, mit der Zeit immer trockener, mit mehr Leder und Kräutern.


Abgang: Leider ein wenig ausgemergelt und nicht allzu lang, aber mit angenehmen Nachgeschmack.


Fazit: Vielen Dank an Christof, Dirk und Jörg für das Sample dieses wirklich wunderbaren Whiskys, der besonders durch seine elegante und saubere Struktur besticht.

https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

Rubber
Member Junior Rubber Review note
07 Jan 2018 10:43 am
Rubber gave this whisky 95 points
Weighted Rate
95
Nose
94
Initial taste
94
Body
95
Finish
97
Price
95
Presentation
95
Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
25 Oct 2017 9:51 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Dry sherry. Dark chocolate. Red apples. Raspberry powder. Blood orange. Spicy raisins. Paprika.

Taste

Dry. Woodspice. Cherry. Coffee liqueur. Heavy cream. Bitter plums.

Finish

Long. Dry sherry. Chocolate. Coffee. Red fruits. Woodspice.

Comments

I could tell this one was going to be a sherry bomb from the colour. The balance here was really something and the sherry character was really special thanks to the aging, it brought out a lot of the notes I like in whiskies like this.

Reviewed in my blog:

https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/10/24/cadenheads-175th-special-releases/

My Collection My blog: Stuff I Like - https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
17 Sep 2017 3:18 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
17 Sep 2017 3:33 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Intense, sherry, fresh rubber, berries, raisins, more dried fruits, little citric, chocolate, toffee - great!

Taste

Very punchy, more milk chocolate and toffee, dried fruits again, subtle sweetness balanced with good sherry wood, hints of old books, spices, nutmeg - very good!

Finish

Long and burning, more dark chocolate and a bit minty in the end

Comments

A very sherried Caper which is pretty different to the fruit bombs from the 1972's - good on it's own even so not as expected

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