Style: Single Malt Whisky
Latest Batch: 5
Latest Batch Age: 22 Year Old
Released: May 2018
Latest Batch Size: 250
Latest Batch ABV: 48.6%
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 which 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: Apple turnovers, rose water, a touch of barrel char and ground ginger.
Palate: Herbaceous at first with thyme and mint, followed by toasted oak and burnt sugar.
Finish: Lemon peel, resinous oak, icing sugar and tumeric.