Caperdonich 38 (Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 1972/2010 Cask #7427) Review

This is a 38 year Caperdonich that was matured in what I presume is an ex-sherry cask and bottled at 47.5% ABV.

Nose: Very floral malt with peaches, lavender, mango, guava, bananas foster, almond extract, and buttercream frosting. A real fruit bomb with a lovely floral complement from the malt.

Palate: Butterscotch with plums, black cherries, peach, apples, vanilla, flowery malt with heather, and buttercream frosting again.

Finish: As the fruit fades, becomes even more floral with minimal oak and buttercream lingering on and on.

Rating: 93/100 – What a stellar old Caperdonich – if you like floral/fruity malts, this one will be right up your alley.

Value for the money: I believe this originally retailed around $430 which I would gladly pay. Not sure what it would go for at auction, but I’d probably pay 100-200 over retail for it there.

2 thoughts on “Caperdonich 38 (Duncan Taylor Rare Auld 1972/2010 Cask #7427) Review”

    1. Man what a steal that would’ve been. It’s often hard to find the original retail price for these older bottles – now I’m sad knowing it could’ve been had for that much cheaper :).

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