Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Caperdonich 22 TBWC Review

Hi everyone,

Ever heard of Caperdonich?
Perhaps from a collector of closed distilleries. Perhaps as one of those more affordable closed distilleries. But almost certainly because it is closed. Demolished. Gone for good. The stills stripped away and recycled into the churning mass of people who want whisky stills.
The place was originally called (very creatively) Glen Grant #2 and was only renamed in 1965, then closed in 2002. Prices are getting crazy these days of course, with the whole ’OMG ITS CLOSED. THEY DEMOLISHED THE PLACE, IT MUST BE GOOD, ITS SO RARE.’ thing going on at the moment.
This version was released by That Boutique-y and Dave let me try some back in Liverpool recently.
 
Caperdonich 22 TBWC 48.6%
Colour: Dark Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Old school. heavy style spirit, refill oak, earthy which is nice, very dark chocolate, black cherry, wax. Very dark/black nose.
Taste: Soft arrival, 90% dark chocolate, earthy, soft red apple and black pepper, beautifully balance, cranberry and blood orange.
Finish: Medium/Long length. Lovely, dark oak, black cherry and dark chocolate.
My first Caperdonich! Very very good stuff. Black Clynelish is what it makes me think of with the waxy notes. Boutique-y back to killing it again with epic stuff.
83/100

Thanks for reading!

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