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 was distilled in 1995 and left to rest for 17 years before being bottled in 2012 with only 96 bottles filled.
The nose on this Caperdonich 17 year old seems quite simple at first with the initial hit of sweet oak and vanilla. Leave it for a few moments and the tropical fruit & sweet peppery notes lift from the glass to the nose getting more complex and developed with every nose. Banana, vanilla & spiced pepper followed by a lingering of sweet pepper chilli & oak at the back of the nose.
When tasting, give yourself a good mouthful of this dram, swirl it all around your mouth for the full 17 seconds. Wow, the result, a full coating of creamy, spicy pepper notes all around the mouth, softens off gradually showing its sweet oak, vanilla flavours once again.
The finish leaves your mouth with warm, spicy notes with sweeter flavours to follow. A dram that leaves you wanting for more.
Bottled in its natural form, at full cask strength, without chill filtering or colour additives.
Remember this stunning dram is only available to buy from Abbey Whisky.