Caperdonich Distillery was built in 1897 as Glen Grant Nº 2. It worked only five years and remained silent until 1965.
After extensive refurbishing the distillery was renamed Caperdonich and produced malt whisky for Chivas blends until 2002. In 2010 the mothballed distillery was sold to the manufacturer of copper pot stills, Forsyth of Rhodes and later demolished. Caperdonich had only one official release in 2005 and independent bottlings became rare. The 1968 Vintage from Gordon & MacPhail contains whisky aged in refill sherry wood and bottled in August, 2004 at 46% abv.
Nose: nicely balanced, honey, toffee, freshly mowed grass drying on the sun, mango, grapefruit, raisins, hints of mint and basil.
Palate: smooth and elegant, slightly herbal, toffee, raisins, milk chocolate, mango, oranges and distinctive oakiness.
Finish: medium long, oaky dryness, chocolate and toffee.