Style: Single Malt Whisky
Current Batch: 4
Batch Size: 79
Back in the day, naming distilleries was way easier. When the distillery that we now know as Caperdonich was founded in 1897, it was called Glen Grant Number 2. It was across the street from the original Glen Grant distillery, and the two were linked via a pipe through whisky whisky was sent from one distillery to the other. However, the name was eventually changed to Caperdonich in 1967, and it’s a bit more creative than its previous name - it means ‘the secret well’, referencing the well from where it drew its water. Caperdonich has since closed, with the doors being shut for the last time in 2002.
Now, about that pipe that sent whisky from one distillery to the other - people could reach it. And because people could reach it, people stole from it. The pipe was eventually removed, but we couldn’t help but put it on the label of our Caperdonich, along with the cheeky chaps who were pilfering the whisky!
Nose: Fresh pastry with a honey glaze and warm apple filling, with a touch of smoke from the oven.
Palate: Roasted barley, barrel char and freshly chopped garden herbs.
Finish: Late sugary sweetness, and a tart touch of green apple.