Caperdonich 1969 41 Years Old Cask No 3250 Single Speyside Malt Rarest of the Rare by Duncan Taylor

Caperdonich 1969 41 Years Old Cask No 3250 Single Speyside Malt Rarest of the Rare by Duncan Taylor

$1,870 AUD

40.3% 70 cl

This is bottle No 115 out of only 178 extracted from cask no 3250 as part of Duncan Taylor’s celebrated Rarest of the Rare series, all of which are cask strength single cask offerings of tantalising provenance. Distilled in October 1969 and bottled in February 2011 to make it perhaps the oldest Caperdonich commercially marketed? This example comes with the handsome original box and a fill, which is well into the neck of the bottle.

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

Caperdonich Distillery

Built to complement Glen Grant, and indeed known for a period as Glen Grant Number 2 distillery, Caperdonich never really came into its own, although it has always had its own small band of followers who have long recognised its unique qualities, if only as a second ranking malt destined inevitably for the blending halls.

Built in 1898 across the road from Glen Grant, it only lasted a few years before going silent in 1902. And so it remained until 1965 when demand for Glen Grant led to its reopening, still as Glen Grant No 2, after much refurbishment. Expansion to four stills took place and the distillery took on the name of Caperdonich in 1977. It carried on in that guise for nearly 25 years before being sold to Pernod Ricard in 2001. They promptly closed it down and sold the site to Forsyth’s, the coppersmiths of still making fame. Sadly, the site was demolished in 2011. However, the spirit lives on in the form of mainly independent bottlings of different years.