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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 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)
$276.21
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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)
$276.26

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)
$265.16
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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)
$359.14

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)
$414.40

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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$341.42

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)
$309.42

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)
$397.83

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 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 1968 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

Matured in refill sherry hogsheads, a 1968 vintage from the Caperdonich distillery. A lovely 39 year old from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range.  More info

Caperdonich 1968 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Caperdonich 1980 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

A Gordon and MacPhail bottling from the Caperdonich distillery, this was distilled in 1980 and matured in a refill sherry hogshead for 20 years before bottling.  More info

Caperdonich 1980 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Caperdonich 1994 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

Speyside whisky bottled by Gordon and Macphail. One of the rarer whiskies in our collection.  More info

Caperdonich 1994 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Caperdonich 38 Year Old 1970 - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 43.5%

Just look at how handsome this whisky looks! Look closer and gaze with awe and wonderment at the solid wood, polished presentation case. This was distilled at Caperdonich in the 1st May 1970 and…  More info

Caperdonich 38 Year Old 1970 - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
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Caperdonich 36 Year Old 1972 Cask 7446 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.2%

A single cask Speyside malt, this was distilled in November 1972 and matured in cask number 7446 for 36 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor in September 2009. Part of a release of just 283 bottles.  More info

Caperdonich 36 Year Old 1972 Cask 7446 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

Caperdonich 39 Year Old - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 42.2%

A 39 year old Caperdonich (a now closed distillery) from Duncan Taylor's Lonach range, made up by blending under strength and over strength whiskies from single distilleries.  More info

Caperdonich 39 Year Old - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

Caperdonich 37 Year Old 1972 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 46.8%

A rare 1972 vintage from one of Scotland's lost distilleries. This was matured in a standard cask before a three month finish in a special sherry Octave. This gave the whisky some added richness.…  More info

Caperdonich 37 Year Old 1972 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

Caperdonich 12 Year Old 1997 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at the Caperdonich distillery in Speyside in the Spring of 1997 and matured for 12 years in a single refill hogshead (number 5569) before bottling by Douglas Laing for the…  More info

Caperdonich 12 Year Old 1997 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Caperdonich 1969 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

A second fill hogshead matured Caperdonich, distilled in 1969 and aged for 40 years before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info

Caperdonich 1969 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
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Caperdonich 37 Year Old 1972 Cask 7420 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.4%

A single cask Caperdonich distilled in November 1972 and aged for 37 years in cask number 7420 before bottling by Duncan Taylor for the Rare Auld range at cask strength in January 2010. A release of…  More info

Caperdonich 37 Year Old 1972 Cask 7420 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

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