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Caperdonich whisky reviews

Caperdonich distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1897, currently inactive (mothballed)
Owned by Chivas Brothers

Caperdonich 36 yo 1967 (57,9%, Douglas Laing Platinum 2004, 167 btl.) – 91/100

Caperdonich 27 yo 1968 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 2004) – 87/100

Caperdonich 39 yo 1969 (42,2%, Duncan Taylor Lonach 2008) – 84/100

Caperdonich 36yo 1972 (47,8%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 2009, cask #7449, 158 btl.) – 91/100

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (53,6%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 2011, cask #7460, 160 btl.) – 93/100

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (55,6%, Maltbarn 2011, ex-sherry butt, 73 btl.) – 88/100

Caperdonich 38 yo 1972 (58,4%, Whisky Agency 2011 – Perfect Dram, refill sherry, 145 btl.) – 93/100

Caperdonich 40 yo 1972 (49%, The Whiskyman & QV.ID, black label, 65 btl.) – 92/100

Caperdonich 35 yo 1977 (50,2%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2013, sherry butt, 384 btl.) – 88/100

Caperdonich 20 yo 1992 (52,2%, Creative Whisky Co. 2012, The Tony Koehl series, cask #121137, 300 btl.) – 82/100

Caperdonich 1992 Liquid SunCaperdonich 20 yo 1992 (51,9%, Liquid Sun 2012, refill hogshead, 303 btl.) – 85/100

Caperdonich 17 yo 1994 (53,3%, Malts of Scotland 2011, bourbon hogshead #625, 232 btl.) – 83/100

Caperdonich 17 yo 1995 (52,3%, Tasting Fellows 2012, refill sherry hogshead #95073, 136 btl.) – 83/100

Caperdonich 10y 1998 (58,5%, SMoS 2008, cask #1277, 251 btl.) – 83/100

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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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