15 Jan 2013
Caperdonich 1992 (Liquid Sun)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Caperdonich
With Caperdonich dismantled (and two of its stills sold to the Belgian Owl distillery), I’m sure it will become more popular and bottlers will start to look for other interesting vintages apart from 1972.
This is a Caperdonich 1992, part of the new batch of Liquid Sun releases which is due to arrive in stores over the next few weeks.
Caperdonich 20 yo 1992 (51,9%, Liquid Sun 2012, refill hogshead, 303 btl.)
Nose: nicely aromatic, with a big banana fruitiness as well as citrus fruit gums and a hint of kirsch. Pineapple tarte tatin. Secondary grainy and gristy notes. Evolves on pepper, slightly musty and yeasty elements as well as on floral honey notes. Mouth: again this juicy barley, citrus and curiously youngish banana / marshmallow flavour, quickly accompanied by firm spicy notes now (chilli pepper, cloves). Some nuts and vanilla. Herbal tea, hay and an earthy note in the end. Even whiffs of smoke? Finish: medium long, half fruity, half herbal. Hints of lemongrass.
It’s surprising how medium-aged Caperdonich still has this slightly synthetic fruitiness and also shows other unusual notes like earthy notes. I’d love to know how this will behave after ten more years in a cask. Available soon, price unknown.