Caperdonich 1992/2013 ‘Tony Koehl Series’
So, Caperdonich. It’s a closed distillery, but not exactly one that is highly sought after. I’ve only tasted two Caper’s before (years ago), both from Signatory Vintage, and I wasn’t impressed at all. That’s why I’ve been hesitant to try more from Caperdonich, but during a recent sample swap I decided to stop being stubborn, and just try another Caper. It turned out to be a wise decision.
Caperdonich 1992/2013 (52,5%, Creative Whisky Company, C#121137, 300 bts.)
Nose: This is the definition of a fruit bomb. Orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, apple. A lovely sweetness as well, which is accompanied by freshly cut grass and cereal.
Taste: A great oily, creamy mouthfeel. More spices on the palate, mainly nutmeg and cinnamon, but also white pepper. More grapefruit, as well as some honey and apple. It also has a slight oakiness to it.
Finish: Long, fruity and spicy.
Very, very nice whisky. My first good experience with a Caperdonich turns out to be a very good one indeed. It shows that Caperdonich has a lot of potential. Who knows, this closed distillery might one day follow in the footsteps of Littlemill.
Sample from Henri, thanks!
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.