Caperdonich 1972 G&M Reserve
Added on Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 01:47 AM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 36 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $200 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Bottled 26/08/2008       Distilled 14/03/1972       Cask no. 1975       430 Bottles

For Van Wees Whisky Shop (Amersfoort, Netherlands)

Member Ratings and Notes
Oooh. Heavily sherried nose, rich and resin-y, with aspects of glue and paint that I more typically find in some 1950's bourbons.  Somewhat "purple" and candied. A bit of cheap "regular" bourbon as well, pumpkin pie hints.

Flavors deliver the bright fruity aspects I've found in other Caperdonichs, but all that's behind a massively "moody," sherried, deep-dark-dried-fruits palate. Candied orange peel, figs. Awesome. Finish is rich and long, with waves of various dried fruit flavors continuing. It's the best part of the experience, which is how I think every great whisky should be… and this one sticks with me for quite some time, where distinct spices emerge as well (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg). Tannins are very well-balanced.

Excellent and complex whisky with more to discover on every sip. Its greatness is immediately obvious upon sipping, but greater time spent with a bottle proves that this is truly top-caliber stuff with some hidden secrets.  A-/A

Great dark sherry fruits.  Lots of ripe strawberries, black cherries and figs.  While very fruity it also has a fair amount of spices and herbs (eucalyptus, mints, and black peppers).  Lots of stuff going on in this whisky that brings up images of freshly cut fruits and finishes with a freshness that reminds me of crushed mint leaves.


Retaste:  Still awesome! A/A-

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