caperdonich closed distilleryWe were able to purchase two whiskies from closed distilleries… Not a brick is left of these distilleries, so the whisky quickly becomes more rare.

There have been a handful independent releases by independent bottlers such as Douglas Laing, Duncan Taylor and Gordon & MacPhail, but those are quite difficult to find. Many bottlings are therefore already quite unique and hard to get....

We bought 2 whiskies from closed distilleries from the Old & Rare series by Hunter Laing....

The Caperdonich 1994 is 21 years old and comes from a bourbon barrel. Apples and pears with caramel and burnt sugar. The tongue experiences fudge and Crème-brulée with green fruit and a hint of smoke. There is nothing left from the distillery, so the whisky quickly becomes more rare.

After a rich past and several previous acquisitions, Seagram from Canada bought the Caperdonich distillery in 1977, before selling it to Pernod Ricard in 2001. Pernod Ricard closed the distillery a year later in 2002, along with three of its sister distilleries; Alt-A 'Bhainne, Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet) and Benriach. At the end of the decade, Caperdonich was the only distillery of this group that was not reopened. The longer a whisky distillery remains inactive, the higher the costs to make it operational again. This sad fact makes it increasingly unliky the Caperdonich distillery will ever be reopened.

There have been a handful independent releases by independent bottlers such as Douglas Laing, Duncan Taylor  and Gordon & MacPhail, but those are quite difficult to find. Many bottlings are therefore already quite unique and hard to get....