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Caperdonich, that started out as Glen Grant No 2, closed its doors in 1902 as a consequence of the Pattison Crash. It took until 1965 before the stills were fired up again – this time under the name Caperdonich – exclusively for the blenders market (100 Pipers, Chivas Regal, Passport). The distillery was closed again in 2002 and in november 2010 demolished – much to the grief of many drammers. Slowly but surely Caperdonich whisky is reaching a cult status. Let’s see if this Provenance bottling is testament to that.
The nose is very sweet. It reminds me of cotton candy (candy floss), like the ones my kids like to get on the fancy fair. White sugar and some wild cherries and freshly cut grass. It’s even got a pinch of salt at the end. Quite complex, if you ask me.
This Caper strokes the tongue sligthly creamy. Candy floss returns, but now with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Quite warm.
The sweet finish is rather short, but nicely spicy until the end.
Amazingly good Caper. I mean to say that my expectations were somewhat low because of the young age. But apparently that was premature and uncalled for. Oh, if you are ever in the Czech Republic, it appears this bottle can be had there for only 24 EUR.