This is the 40th Caperdonich that I try so far. A milestone, surely. We are probably all aware of the fact that Belgian importer The Nectar has a knack of selecting great casks for exclusive bottlings. In 2016 – for their 10th Anniversary – dozens of bottlings appeared. One of them was this single cask of Caperdonich 1995 from the warehouses of Signatory in Pitlochry. This one is very dark, considering that it is a refill sherry cask. I like it. Beauty is in the eye and all that.
Delicious but piquant nose with loads of dark and sweet fruity notes. Think raisins, dades and chewing tobacco. But it goes the extra mile with a rum-like touch. Demerara sugar! In the background is some molded wood, dark cherries and milk chocolate.
The body is creamy and round, very sweet and mildly drying. Some more chewing tobacco, but also plums, dades again and something that reminds me of the Mon Chérie candies. Very good! And despite the high ABV, it is perfectly quaffable.
Nice, long, spicy finish. What a party!
Damn, this is certainly one of the best Caperdonich I have tried in recent years. It will, however, set you back some 300 EUR. When is Father’s Day again?