Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057 48% 1995

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Distillery Caperdonich
Bottler Ian Macleod
Serie Chieftain's
Bottled for
Distilled date 06.1995
Bottling date 06.1995
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 18
Cask Type Sherry Hogshead
Cask Number 95054 / 95057
Alcohol percentage 48
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (85)

Colour: gold.

Nose: it’s a much lighter and fruitier version of Caperdonich, without the lauded honeyed notes that used to be found in the 1970s, but I have to say I enjoy these unexpected notes of agaves, rosemary, walnut wine and sweet mustard. Other than that, we have an apple pie and a little Virginia tobacco. Touches of mustard. I quite like.

Mouth: this works! It’s both oily and citrusy, a profile that always works on my palate. Lemons, tonic water and honey, in appropriate proportions, then some peat coming through, a pinch of chilli powder and a little orange squash. The whole is very lively.

Finish: quite long a pretty mustardy and peppery, not unlike some Banffs used to be. Some peat lingering.

Comments: I’m not 100% sure whether it’s straight peat or if it’s just the spicy side that hints at peat, but I think this is a lovely ‘strong’ Caperdonich.

BOW (85)

A Rare Gem of Time and Distinction

Caperdonich Distillery, a name that evokes a sense of mystery and rarity among whisky enthusiasts. Although the distillery closed its doors in 2002, its legacy lives on through remarkable expressions such as the Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057. This limited edition release, aged to perfection for 18 years, is a testament to the craftsmanship and history of Caperdonich. Let's embark on a journey through time and discover the captivating flavors of this rare gem.

A Tale of Two Casks:
The Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057 represents the marriage of two exceptional casks carefully selected by the independent bottler. Each cask imparts its unique character and contributes to the complexity of this expression. Cask 95054 offers a delightful balance of fruity and floral notes, while cask 95057 brings forward a subtle elegance with hints of spice and oak. Together, they create a harmonious symphony of flavors that captivate the senses.

Maturity and Depth:
With 18 years of maturation, this whisky has developed a depth and complexity that is truly remarkable. The extended aging process allows the spirit to interact with the oak casks, extracting flavors and aromas that have been nurtured over time. The result is a whisky that embodies sophistication and refinement. With each sip, you'll uncover layers of rich honey, luscious fruits, delicate spices, and a gentle whisper of oak, all delicately woven together in perfect harmony.

A Celebration of the Past:
Caperdonich Distillery has a storied history dating back to its establishment in 1898. The distillery's production was known for its unique and characterful whiskies, and the Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057 pays homage to this legacy. It is a tribute to the artistry of the distillers who once crafted spirits within its walls, capturing the essence of Caperdonich and preserving it for future generations to appreciate.

Exclusivity and Rarity:
As a closed distillery, Caperdonich whiskies have become increasingly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike. The limited availability of the Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057 adds to its allure, making it a true gem in the world of whisky. Owning a bottle of this expression is not only a testament to one's appreciation for fine spirits but also an opportunity to own a piece of whisky history.

The Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057 is a whisky that encapsulates the legacy and artistry of Caperdonich Distillery. With its carefully selected casks, matured for 18 years, it offers a sensory journey through time and flavor. From its exquisite aromas to its complex palate, this expression is a rare gem that deserves to be savored and celebrated. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a curious enthusiast, the Caperdonich 18 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 95054 & 95057 is a whisky that will leave a lasting impression and create cherished memories with every sip.

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