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.
Caperdonich Whisky Reviews:
- Caperdonich 14 Years Old 1999 Connoisseurs Choice ~ 46% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Caperdonich 14 Years Old 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) 46% ABV, £40 for 70cl Score: 79/100 What they say: A sumptuous Speyside single malt which slumbered in Sherry butts from 1999 to 2013. This Caperdonich makes for a fine addition to Gordon & MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice. AROMA without water: Light and Fruity with tropical fruit […]
- Caperdonich 17 Years Old 1995 – The Rare Casks Release 1 ~ 57.8% (Abbey Whisky) - Caperdonich 17 Years Old The Rare Casks Release 1 by Abbey Whisky 96 bottles @ 57.8% ABV, distilled 1995, bottled 2012, £59.50 for 70cl Score 87/100 What they say: The 1st release in ‘The Rare Casks’ series by Abbey Whisky is this magnificent Caperdonich 17 year old single malt Scotch whisky. This limited edition release […]
- Caperdonich 18 Year Old 1995 cask 95076 ~ 46% (Berry Bros. & Rudd) - Review: Caperdonich 18 Year Old 1995 cask 95076 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Caperdonich Distillery Bottling: Berry Bros & Rudd Cask 95076 ABV: 46% Cost: £87.61 from Master of Malt [sold out] Score: 87/100 What they say: A Berry Brothers & Rudd bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery. […]
- Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cask Ends ~ 48.9% (Cadenhead’s) - Whisky Review: Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cadenhead’s Cask Ends Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Caperdonich Distillery Bottling: Cadenhead’s Cask Ends ABV: 48.9% Cost: £110 What they say: Distilled at the now demolished Caperdonich Distillery in 1996 and matured for 17 years before being finished in a Sherry Hogshead for 3 years. Bottled […]