Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl
  • Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerGordon & MacPhail
Distillery / brandCaperdonich
RangeBrown label
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Content Size0.75 liter
Alc/vol40%
Age12 years
Distilled1968
Flavour ProfilesMild and refined
€ 699,95-12%
€ 615,96

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Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

This Caperdonich was distilled in 1968 and was bottled in the Connoisseurs Choice series by Gordon & MacPhail around 1980 after a 12-year maturation in oak casks. This series has been around since the late 1970s and has changed labels regularly. Colloquially, this version is called 'brown label'. For a bottle bottled over 40 years ago, the condition is particularly good.

Tasting note

Nose

Honey and soft fruit in the form of stewed red fruits. Yet also some fresher notes of freshly cut grass and a hint of vanilla.

Taste

The green notes of the nose also come into their own on the palate. In addition, you taste the 60s. At this time, different grain, different yeast and especially with less haste were distilled, you can just taste that. Character and firm bitter notes with a slight hint of copper. Give the glass time, you will be rewarded for your patience.

Finish

This is enjoyment, a nice combination of sweet, sour and that delicious bitterness. Firm fruit and light spice here too.

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.

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Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

Caperdonich 12 years 1968 Connoisseurs Choice 75cl

€ 699,95-12%
€ 615,96

(0% vat)

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