Gone But Not Forgotten: Caperdonich joins the Rarest of the Rare collection

With heavy hearts we must announce that Caperdonich will now be bottled under our Rarest of the Rare Collection of whiskies following the demolition of the distillery recently.  Caperdonich now joins other legendary whiskies in the Rarest of the Rare Collection such as Port Ellen, Banff, Glen Mhor, Kinclaith and Ladyburn.

We all knew that Caperdonich would never distil whisky again – although we didn’t want admit it.  There was a glimmer of hope that as long as the distillery was still standing there would be a chance that someday the distillery may produce its stunning spirit again.

As much as we tried to bury our heads in the sand and hope that a miracle would happen and that it was all just some kind of cruel nightmare we could be in denial no longer when we saw the distillery come crashing down at the hands of the diggers.

Diggers at Caperdonich

Caperdonich has long been an underestimated and overlooked dram but over the years has slowly built up an underground following, in thanks largely to Duncan Taylor and our promotion of what a great whisky Caperdonich is.  Luckily, our predecessors at Duncan Taylor realised what a gem of a distillery this was and laid down casks accordingly. As a result of their foresight, we have been able to bottle some of the finest casks of Caperdonich over the past 8 years.  This is what being an independent bottler is all about, giving people the chance to try great whisky that otherwise would not be bottled or given the respect that it deserves from larger, multinational companies that have a different focus.

Mark at the remains of Caperdonich distillery

Last week we mourned the passing of the distillery in to the Rarest of the Rare category by having a dram standing on top of its remains.  This truly was an emotional day for all of us.  And a moment that only left us shaking our heads and asking why?

It is fortunate that we have a limited amount of stocks remaining from this amazing distillery and will be able to let you enjoy the fruity, smooth nectar whisky for a small time to come.  Very soon we will be bottling our first Caperdonich under the Rarest of the Rare collection – make sure that you get yours whilst you still can.

Raise your glass to Caperdonich – Gone but never forgotten.


2 Responses to “Gone But Not Forgotten: Caperdonich joins the Rarest of the Rare collection”

  1. 20/11/2010 at 16:40

    It´s a pity to hear that. One week ago, on 11/12/2010 we´d a Whisky tasting and we´d also a Caperdonich 1974 from DT, which was really good… I told the guys the distillery is mothballed and there is the chance of a re-opening one day… hopefully…

    Now I read this and do know that it still was history when I was telling this.

    Sad, but true.

  2. 2 Tom
    03/06/2011 at 11:44

    Found the stills of Caperdonich last week @ Forsyths grounds in Rothes:

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