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.