It’s always nice to receive whisky samples in the post.
It certainly makes a change from the items that usually pop through my letter box, i.e. bills.
So when I heard that Abbey Whisky had released the first of it’s ‘Rare Casks’ series of malt whiskies I kept a close vigil on the letterbox!
The first malt to receive this honour is the Caperdonich 17 year old single malt Scotch whisky.
This limited edition malt was distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2012 with only 96 bottles filled.
It has been bottled at a full cask strength of 57.8%, and obviously, it hasn’t been chill filtered or been assaulted with colour additives.
The limited edition, exclusive ‘Rare Casks’ range from Abbey Whisky is set to become a much sought after collection of single malt whiskies.
In this and future releases they will use only the finest whisky from a selection of Scotland’s greatest distilleries past & present.
I think we have lots to look forward to!
The Caperdonich 17 Year Old retails at £59.50 and is available now.
Tasting Notes: Caperdonich 17 Year Old / The Rare Casks
Nose: Sweet, vanilla, scent of orange, spicy undertones.
Palate: Sweet, hints of sultanas and honey. Peppery, little bit of fire.
Finish: A very sweet finish actually. Very little oil, slight tanin but not overdone. The full cask strength of 57.8% certainly gave it a warming feeling as it went down!
Overall: A very fine dram indeed. Abbey say they are very proud of it. I would be too! Not to be missed!
Many thanks to Abbey Whisky for this review sample.
Founded in 1898 and closed just over a century later in 2002, Caperdonich is a topsy-turvy distillery notable for having been closed less than five years after it opened, and then successfully revived in the mid-Sixties after over sixty years of hibernation.