In 1897 James Grant built new distillery, Glen Grant Nº 2. Timing wasn’t good and the distillery ceased operations five years later.
In 1965 newly refurbished resumed production as Caperdonich Distillery under the ownership of Chivas Bros. Almost entire output went into Chivas’ blends. In 2002 Caperdonich was mothballed again but never re-started distillation. The site was sold to Forsyth of Rothes, the manufacturer of copper pot stills, in 2010 and soon the buildings were demolished. Caperdonich 5 years old presented here was bottled in the 1970s for the Italian importer Armando Giovinetti Jr. (who also imported Macallan).
Nose: malty and slightly mineral, sweet cereals, moist gravel and chalk, freshly mowed grass, apple peel and touch of nutshells.
Palate: slightly oily, lemons, grapefruits, gooseberries, green apples, hay, brown sugar, vanilla and hint of tobacco.
Finish: medium long and pretty spicy, with notes of pepper, lemon grass, grapefruits and hints of licorice.