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Caperdonich

In 1897, James Grant founded Glen Grant Number 2, named for the Glen Grant distillery which he co-founded with brother John in 1840. At the turn of the 20th century there was a massive spike in whisky demand and what followed was a surge in production based on borrowed money. Inevitably, cracks in the proverbial ice gave way and the resultant backlash, known as the ‘Pattison Crisis’, caused the closure of several distilleries. Amongst their woeful number was Glen Grant Number 2, closing in 1902.

The distillery lies in north Moraytown Village across the street from its name sake. Customs and Excise were adamant the spirit from Glen Grant No. 2 should be carried across the street to its neighbour by a pipe. Known as the ‘whisky pipe’, it was inexorably tapped by locals to plunder the spirit. With the new ownership of Glenlivet Distillers, the distillery went through renovations which began in 1965.

The name, lawfully, had to be changed after a new act was passed which did not allow two distilleries to share a name. So in 1967 it was renamed Caperdonich, meaning ‘secret well’, after the well from which it draws its water. Caperdonich (pronounced ‘CAPpa-DONick’) has produced whisky intended, almost solely, for blending. Beneficiaries have included Chivas Regal and Passport. There have been, however, some independent bottlings from bottlers such as Duncan Taylor and Douglas Laing. The one official expression, a cask strength sixteen year-old, was released in 2005. Pernod Ricard acquired Caperdonich in 2001 but retired it along with Allt-á-Bhainne and Braeval just one year later.

Caperdonich 18 Year Old Peated - Secret Speyside Collection

70cl, 48%

Peated single malt from the closed Caperdonich Distillery, released as part of the Secret Speyside Collection. This particular expression was matured for 18 years in American oak barrels before being…  More info

Caperdonich 18 Year Old Peated - Secret Speyside Collection
$125.39

Caperdonich 21 Year Old - Secret Speyside Collection

70cl, 48%

The door of the Caperdonich Distillery closed many moons ago, but bottlings of its whisky still make their way into the world from time to time - and that's a marvellous thing! This one is a 21 year…  More info

Caperdonich 21 Year Old - Secret Speyside Collection
$239.88

Caperdonich 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.8%

An exciting bottling of single malt from the closed Caperdonich distillery, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This is a 23 year old expression, boasting heavy caramel and dark fruit notes…  More info

Caperdonich 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$261.64
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Caperdonich 21 Year Old Peated - Secret Speyside Collection

70cl, 48%

This right here is a rare example of single malt from the long-closed Caperdonich Distillery! It's a peated expression, matured for 21 years in American oak barrels before it was bottled up as part…  More info

Caperdonich 21 Year Old Peated - Secret Speyside Collection
$278.05

Caperdonich 22 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.6%

It's an indie bottling of rare single malt from the Caperdonich distillery, sadly closed for many moons now. It was aged for 22 years before being bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, with a…  More info

Caperdonich 22 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$272.54
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Caperdonich 25 Year Old - Secret Speyside Collection

70cl, 48%

From the sadly shut Caperdonich Distillery comes this impressive single malt, bottled as part of the Secret Speyside Collection. Though we don't know exactly when this was distilled (before the…  More info

Caperdonich 25 Year Old - Secret Speyside Collection
$463.42

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1997 (cask 5884) - Distillery Reserve Collection (Chivas Brothers)

50cl, 55.1%

A delicious peaty Speysider, distilled at the now-closed Caperdonich on 20 January 1997. It was left in a second fill barrel until 17 June 2019, when Chivas Brothers emptied the cask. At 22 years…  More info

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1997 (cask 5884) - Distillery Reserve Collection (Chivas Brothers)
$321.66

Caperdonich 25 Year Old Peated - Secret Speyside Collection

70cl, 45.5%

From the Secret Speyside Collection comes a 25 year old peated single malt produced at the now-closed Caperdonich Distillery! This series of whiskies was created to shine a light on some elusive…  More info

Caperdonich 25 Year Old Peated - Secret Speyside Collection
$528.84

Caperdonich 36 Year Old 1982 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46.6%

An impressively well-aged single malt from a lost distillery, this whisky was distilled at Caperdonich on 5 November 1982. It rested in a single refill bourbon barrel for nearly four decades, until…  More info

Caperdonich 36 Year Old 1982 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$1,362.98

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1997 (cask 128022) - Distillery Reserve Collection (Chivas Brothers)

50cl, 49%

A lesser-spotted cask strength Caperdonich, produced at the now-silent distillery on 11 September 1997, just five years before it was closed, and thirteen years before it was demolished. The single…  More info

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1997 (cask 128022) - Distillery Reserve Collection (Chivas Brothers)
$321.66

Caperdonich 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & Macphail)

70cl, 46%

This is a popular distillery with aficionados. At one point it was known as Glen Grant No.2 after its sister distillery. Legend has it that the two were connected by a pipe to transfer whisky between…  More info

Caperdonich 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & Macphail)

Caperdonich 20 Year Old 1996 - Cask Ends (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 49%

This 20 year old Speysider was distilled at the now closed Caperdonich in 1996. It was then left to age for 20 years, spending the last three years in a sherry hogshead before being bottled by W.M…  More info

Caperdonich 20 Year Old 1996 - Cask Ends (WM Cadenhead)

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1996 (cask 53630) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 54.9%

A Càrn Mòr bottling of single malt from the Caperdonich distillery, which has sadly closed since distilling the whisky back in April 1996. It was matured in a single hogshead for 22 years, until it…  More info

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1996 (cask 53630) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$282.55

Caperdonich 23 Year Old 1995 (cask 95050) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)

70cl, 58.4%

Given that Caperdonich distillery closed in 2002, casks of its single malt Scotch whisky are an increasingly rare sight, so it's no surprise Signatory bottled this one to celebrate its 30th…  More info

Caperdonich 23 Year Old 1995 (cask 95050) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)
$408.89

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1995 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 59.2%

Single malt Scotch whisky from the sadly closed Caperdonich distillery, which we've bottled for our Single Cask Series. The distillery began life with the catchy name Glen Grant #2, but soon closed a…  More info

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1995 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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$336.88

Caperdonich 24 Year Old 1980 - Cask Collection (A.D. Rattray)

70cl, 52.7%

Back before A.D. Rattray was known as A.D. Rattray, the company was called Dewar Rattray - despite the different name, they were still an excellent independent whisky bottler. This particular bottled…  More info

Caperdonich 24 Year Old 1980 - Cask Collection (A.D. Rattray)

Caperdonich 29 Year Old 1988 (cask 6051) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 49.1%

A Càrn Mòr Caperdonich! This independently bottling of single malt from the closed Caperdonich distillery was aged in a single hogshead from June 1988 to March 2018, and was then bottled as part of…  More info

Caperdonich 29 Year Old 1988 (cask 6051) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
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$305.30

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1995 (cask 95060) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)

70cl, 56.8%

A single cask bottling of 22 year old single malt from the Caperdonich distillery, which has sadly been closed since the early 2000s. This was distilled in June 1995 and matured in a hogshead until…  More info

Caperdonich 22 Year Old 1995 (cask 95060) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)
$392.54

Caperdonich 41 Year Old 1972 (cask 6740) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 48%

From the closed Caperdonich distillery in Speyside comes this supreme single malt Scotch whisky. It was distilled all the way back in 1972, when we first got a taste for the video-game Pong in the…  More info

Caperdonich 41 Year Old 1972 (cask 6740) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
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Caperdonich 26 Year Old 1980 (cask 7346)

70cl, 56.6%

26 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery, bottled for Roast Restaurant. It was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2006. Very collectible. This bottle was part of…  More info

Caperdonich 26 Year Old 1980 (cask 7346)

Caperdonich 41 Year Old 1972 (cask 7458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.7%

A Duncan Taylor bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery, distilled in 1972 and matured in cask 7458 for a massive 41 years! Though Caperdocih shut its doors back…  More info

Caperdonich 41 Year Old 1972 (cask 7458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

Caperdonich 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 121141) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 58.9%

An indie bottling of rare Caperdonich single malt Scotch whisky! Caperdonich closed back in 2002, and their whisky has become rather sought after indeed. This one was distilled in October 1992 and…  More info

Caperdonich 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 121141) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

Caperdonich - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 45.7%

This is Batch 3 of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Caperdonich, bottled at 45.7% abv with a cult graphic-novel-style label featuring the legendary pipe that supposedly ran between Caperdonich and…  More info

Caperdonich - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 46222) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 54.9%

A very handsome Duncan Taylor Single bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery. This was distilled in April 1992 and bottled in January 2014 at 54.9% ABV. 105…  More info

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 46222) - The Duncan Taylor Single

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 10769) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57.7%

A rare bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery, matured in a single refill hogshead for 21 years. This was distilled in July 1994, a while before the distillery…  More info

Caperdonich 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 10769) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

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