Lady of the Glen Caperdonich

Lady Of The Glen

It’s been a little while since I last spoke about this new, up and coming independent bottler, but things have gone rather well over the past year for Lady of the Glen. I previously reviewed their first two single cask bottlings, a 14yo Benrinnes and 24yo Invergordon, which were very different drams and a solid start to their bottling venture. The Benrinnes is now totally sold out but you can still get your hands on the Invergordon here. The third cask to be bottled by Lady of the Glen is a 19yo Caperdonich, which has been matured in an ex-bourbon cask and is limited to 120 bottles.

Caperdonich 19yo Single Cask
Lady of the Glen
Ex-bourbon cask
120 bottles only
54% ABV
£80 here

Nose: Melting butter, lemon sherbet and lime peel are all sitting on a varnished wooden worktop. It’s quite lively, but notes of honey on toast, newspapers and dusty wooden logs hint at its age. The nose is lovely and very welcoming with very little sign of the high ABV.

Palate: Jumps around the mouth – lemon zest, white grapes, crunchy green apples and a dash of white pepper to begin. Then some cherry lips sweets, almonds and marzipan appear alongside some cinnamon spice.

Finish: Long and sweet. Marzipan, vanilla and fresh wood chips linger around.

Overall: A lovely wee whisky, and a bit of a bargain considering it’s a single cask from a mothballed distillery. I’ve not had that many drams from this distillery in the past, and this has made me want to try a few more. If anyone’s looking for a special, and well priced, Christmas gift for a whisky enthusiast look no further. Santa…?

Tiger

 

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