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12 Mar 2013

Caperdonich 1992 (cask #121137)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Caperdonich

This Caperdonich 1992 is the first bottling by David Stirk that bears a label designed by Tony Koehl, an American artist with roots in the fantasy / Gothic / death metal scene. Not exactly my kind of art, and a slightly weird combination with the world of whisky, but this is not an art blog after all.

 

 

Caperdonich 1992 CWC #121137Caperdonich 20 yo 1992 (52,2%, Creative Whisky Co. 2012, The Tony Koehl series, cask #121137, 300 btl.)

Nose: stewed garden fruits. Yellow apples. Typical honey and beeswax. Vanilla. There’s also a fragrant floral side. Underneath is a big layer of sweet barley and cornflakes. It has the classic Caperdonich elements, but it’s a little harsh with rather loud oak. Mouth: fruity and sweet, but again showing some raw grains and a peppery kick. Some hay. Cinnamon and ginger. Apple peelings. Faint earthy notes too. Finish: medium long, with some grassy oak and tangy spices having the last word.

I know it’s slightly unfair to compare this with 1970s Caperdonich, it’s definitely related but more rough and spiced up. Around € 100.

Score: 82/100

Caperdonich 1992 (cask #121137) 3 Ruben Luyten 2013-03-12

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

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