Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Series: Connoisseur's Choice
Age: 36 years (March 1968 - August 2004)
Maturation: "Refill sherry casks"
Alcohol by Volume: 46%
While this is an undoubtably delicate malt and, you know, sexy-ish, I was expecting a little more from it. No, not more than sex. Rather all of its nose and palate notes can easily be found in similar configurations in other less rare, more familiar single malts. Meanwhile its delicate nature may have been influenced by a low bottle fill point.
What I'm doing here is whining about a very good whisky. It was pretty and delightful and very drinkable. But I was still left with this lingering "Is That All There Is?" feeling after the finish. Most of G&M's old CC Caperdonichs are bottled at 40%abv, but they clearly couldn't do that with this one.
I have a feeling many of these 1968-1972 Caps have or will become outrageously expensive on the primary and secondary markets. If this one brings asking prices of $500+, I'd say skip it. But $200-$250 wouldn't be unreasonable considering its quality, age, and historical import.
Availability - Probably the occasional auction
Pricing - ???
Rating - 87