Caperdonich 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Caperdonich 1968 - Connoisseurs Choice
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  • Caperdonich 1968 - Connoisseurs Choice

Caperdonich 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerGordon & MacPhail
Distillery / brandCaperdonich
RangeConnoisseurs Choice - Old Map Label
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Content Size0.75 liter
Alc/vol40%
Distilled1968
Flavour ProfilesMature and complex
€ 1.199,95-20%
€ 959,96

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Caperdonich 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

This Caperdonich was distilled in 1968 and we don't know exactly when it was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail.  The 'old map label' series in this form has been around since 1988, so we are talking about a whisky aged for at least 20 years in oak casks. For a bottle bottled over 30 years ago, it looks very good. A few signs of use aside.
 

Tasting note

Nose

Very full nose especially considering the alcohol content of only 40%. Lots of dried fruits combined with honey, nuts, milk chocolate and oiled leather. Hint of ginger, sweet melon and amaretto.

Taste

Apricot jam, full malt notes, lots of toffee and herbal honey. Red apple, citrus, sweet pear. Some lychee that still provides a little acidity. Longer tasting also some grassy notes.

Finish

The softly sweet malt notes last the longest.

More about Caperdonich Distillery

Caperdonich Distillery, a Scottish single malt whisky distillery, was once located in the Speyside region, near the town of Rothes in Moray, Scotland. The distillery was originally established under the name "Glen Grant No. 2" in 1897 by the owners of the neighbouring Glen Grant distillery, J. & J. Grant. The intention was to increase Glen Grant's capacity due to increasing demand for their whisky.

Caperdonich was located directly opposite the Glen Grant distillery and was connected via a pipeline, making it possible to transfer malt wine product directly to Glen Grant. However, this was not long-lived. Pattison's whisky crisis in 1898 hit the whisky industry hard, and after only four years the distillery had to close in 1902.

It remained closed for more than six decades, until it was reopened by Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. in 1965, and was eventually named "Caperdonich," which means "secret spring" in Gaelic. During the second half of the 20th century, Caperdonich's whisky was mainly used as part of blended whiskies. The distillery gained cult status among whisky lovers, thanks in part to the relative scarcity of its single malts on the market, as most of its production went to blends.

Unfortunately, Caperdonich was closed in 2002 by Pernod Ricard, the owner at the time, and was demolished in 2010. Despite no longer existing, bottlings of Caperdonich are still available on the secondary market and from collectors, often treasured for their historical value and unique character.

Caperdonich 1968 - Connoisseurs Choice

Caperdonich 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

€ 1.199,95-20%
€ 959,96

(0% vat)

In stock