Caperdonich 1994

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Reserve Collection
Stated Age
23 years old
3rd Fill Hogshead / Peated
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jul 2017 8:42 am by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 318.21

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23 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1994

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.52 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    Islay Malt? The third-filled keg seems to have done a great job. Coal, wet ash, subtle peaty fruit aromas, some vanilla and leather. Mineral and phenolic with slightly sweet components, but at the same time also with a sour undertone of whey products.
    Creamy, spicy and really fat on the tongue. The Islay barrel can also be recognized here: salt, cayenne pepper, curry, paprika, chilli and peat with coal, leather, cardboard and sweet accents of honey, malt, caramel - the whole thing underlaid with grapefruit notes - very pleasant and interesting!
    Long - peaty dry, tart wood with fresh notes and almost completely unsweetened. Add to that coal, wet ash and limes - very straightforward.
    90 points
    N: 89P / G: 91P / F: 89P

  3. checkpointrk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Overripe papayas on the nose has usually a touch of rotten fruits but it went away after some breathing and on the palate the combination of fruity and peaty notes worked quite well even so this is probably the first peated Caperdonich I had - pretty OK overall
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, peaches, overripe papaya, whiffs of peat and smoke, toffee
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, exotic fruits, peat and smoke, little medicinal, spices, pepper, ginger - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, zesty, becoming more punchy, some orange peels, more vanilla, not drying

  5. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The peat is very good for the distillery character. 89/90.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat, camphor, dried fruits, antique leather, herbals, grass, citruses, honey and caramel.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful, oily and creamy. Peat, earth, oak, citruses, pepper, caramel, honey and herbals.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, peaty, sweet.

  6. Sb17sw scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It’s starts with peated notes, and slightly moves to the sweetness of ripe fruits, pears, chocolate, ripe prune, fresh grass and leather on nose. The palate is peaty, dry and sweet with notes of dust, oak, sweet fruits and dried hay. The finish is long, peated, dusty and spicy with notes of dried hay, sweet fruits and pears. It’s a very tasty whisky with optimum balance of peat and sweetness.

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Whoa, this is not what you expect of a Caperdonich because this tastes and smells like a sherried caol Ia.

    Not what I expected but it is full bodied and creamy with masses of peat.Worth buying if you see it.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90


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