• Founded: 1898
  • Status: Closed 2002 / Demolished 2010
  • Region: Speyside, Scotland
  • Online: n/a

History Caperdonich, originally known as “Glen Grant #2”, was built in 1898 by the founders of the Glen Grant distillery, J. & J. Grant. Glen Grant #2 closed after four years, and was dormant until 1965, when it was rebuilt by Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. By that time, British law prohibited simultaneously operating distilleries from using the same name, and Glen Grant #2 was reopened as “Caperdonich”. In 1967, two steam-heated pot stills were added. Technological advances allowed the distillery to be run by only two people. The distillery was sold to Seagram in 1977, and sold again to Pernod Ricard in 2001. One year after purchasing Caperdonich, Pernod Ricard closed the distillery. In autumn 2010 the distillery was demolished.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
Independent Bottling
Abbey Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • caperdonich-18-year-old-1995-cask-95076-berry-bros-and-rudd-whisky Caperdonich 18 Year Old 1995 Berrys’ (2016) - Caperdonich 18 Year Old 1995 BBR (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, Cask #95076, 2014) Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Caperdonich Distillery Bottling: Berry Bros & Rudd Cask 95076 ABV: 46% […]
  • caperdonich-20-years-old-1996-cask-end-cadenheads Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cask Ends (2016) - Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cadenhead’s Cask Ends (48.9%, WM Cadenhead, Sherry Finish, 2016) Whisky Review Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Caperdonich Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s Cask Ends ABV: 48.9% Cost: […]
Douglas Laing
  • caperdonich-21-year-old-1994-cask-10769-xtra-old-particular-douglas-laing-whisky Caperdonich 21 Years Old 1994 Xtra Old Particular (2020) - Caperdonich 21 Years old 1994 Xtra Old Particular whisky review: Quite spiced but in a really great way, massive old/tropical fruits in this one. A little camphory towards the end perhaps indicative of not the best i.e. 2nd/3rd fill or later cask but this is still good stuff and adds character rather than detracts from this whisky. 88/100
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Caperdonich 14 Years Old 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (2014) - Caperdonich 14 Years Old 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (46%, Gordon & MacPhail, Refill Sherry Butts, 2013) 46% ABV, £40 for 70cl Score: 79/100 What they say: A sumptuous Speyside single malt which slumbered […]
Lady of the Glen
  • lady-of-the-glen-logo Caperdonich 22 Years Old 1997 Lady of the Glen (2020) - Caperdonich 22 Years Old Whisky Review: A real cake of a dram, there is some tropical fruit notes and plenty of tannic oaky spice which reveals its age. Coupled with that odd acidity and over tannic oak I can't help but be reminded of mango balsamic vinegar. 91/100