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CAPERDONICH   14 years old 60,5%            
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled November 1977
Bottled March 1992
No Additives
Not Diluted
No Colouring
Not Chill Filtered
Wm. Cadenhead,
32 Unionstreet, Campbeltown

CAPERDONICH   27 years old 50 %           
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
A Single Cask Bottling
Distilled October 1974
Bottled November 2001
300 Bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

CAPERDONICH   12 years old 40 %            
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1968
Bottled 1980
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAPERDONICH   12 years old 40%            
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1980
Bottled 1992
Proprietors:
The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAPERDONICH   Aged 34 years 41.8 %                  
PEERLESS
RARE AULD SCOTCH WHISKY
CASK STRENGHT
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
date distilled 12.1968
date bottled 09.2003
cask no 3568
Numbered Bottles
198 Bottles
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

CAPERDONICH   16 years old 43%            
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 24.10.72
Cask no. 7132
Bottled 11.88
Genummerde flessen
168 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

CAPERDONICH   19 years old 43 %           
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 28.9.76
Cask no. 6778
Bottled 7.96
Genummerde flessen
250 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

CAPERDONICH   22 years old 55.2 %            
GORDON & MACPHAIL RESERVE
Speyside
Distilled O5/11/82
Cask No 15180
Bottled 19/04/05
Limited Edition
148 Bottles
Proprietors:
The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAPERDONICH   24 years old 46%           
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1980
Bottled 2003
Proprietors:
The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAPERDONICH           Aged 38 years 54,7 %                                   
CASK  STRENGHT
RARE  AULD  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Region: Speyside Scotch Whisky
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Date Distilled: 10.1968
Cask Number 2617
Date Bottled: 02.2007
86 Numbered Bottles
No Chill Filtration or
Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

CAPERDONICH          1996    10 years old 46 %
Single Speyside Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT

SCOTCH  WHISKY  SELECTION

Distilled: 16/05/96
Matured in a hogshead
Cask no. 82223
Bottled; 28/03/07
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltering
The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

CAPERDONICH          1 9 7 2               Info                                      
36 years old  57.0 %
GORDON   &  MACPHAIL  RESERVE
SPEYSIDE  SINGLE  MALT  
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled: 14/03/1972
Cask Type: 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask No: 1975
Bottled 26/08/2008
Limited Edition
430 Bottles
Proprietors: The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAPERDONICH                 1 9 7 0                                                  
38 years old 46,8 %
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Region: Speyside
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Date distilled: 07.1970
Cask No: 4381
Date bottled: 04.2009
153 Numbered bottles
No Chill Filtering
Or colourings of any kind
Icons of Whisky Independent Bottler 2009
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

CAPERDONICH    Aged  37 years  51.4 %
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE
AULD  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Region; Speyside
DUNCAN  TAYLOR
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Date Distilled 10.1972
Cask no. 6735
Date Bottled 08.2010
180 Numbered Bottles
Duncan Taylor and Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

CAPERDONICH Aged  37 years  56,5 %
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Est. 1938
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Date distilled: 11.1972
Cask no: 7414
Date bottled: 03.2010
147 Numbered bottles
No Chill Filtering or Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

CAPERDONICH  Age  17 years  58 %   INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled 4 May 1994
Cask Type: 2 Fill Hogshead / Ex Bourbon
Outturn / One of 234 Bottles
Society cask No: 38.21
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Manuka honey on a razor strop

Speyside
CAPERDONICH (1899-1901)  (1965 also see Glen Grant
Rothes, Morayshire. Licentiehouder: The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Limited. De produktiemaatschappij van The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Seagram.
Gebouwd in opdracht van Major James Grant, zoon van James Grant de stichter van Glen Grant.
Caperdonich werd aanvankelijk Glen Grant 2 genoemd en was gelegen tegenover Glen Grant aan de overkant van de straat.
De distilleerderijen waren verbonden door een pijpleiding.
Door het frauduleus bankroet van de Pattison's in 1899 en de daarop volgende zware crisis die de whiskyindustrie teisterde werd Glen Grant 2 gesloten in 1901 om pas in 1965 weer te worden opgestart met de naam Caperdonich.
Seagram nam Robert Brown Company in 1935 over en begon met het aanleggen van voorraden whiskies.
In 1948 werd Chivas Brothers overgenomen, in 1950 Milton distilleerderij, die werd om-gedoopt in Strathisla, in 1958 werd Glen Keith gebouwd, en in 1974/1975 werden Braes of Glenlivet en Allt - A - Bhainne gebouwd.
In 1978 werd The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries Limited overgenomen, waartoe ook Hill Thomson & Co, Longmorn, Caperdonich en Ben Riach toe behoorden.
In 2000 werd Seagram overgemone door Diageo en Pernod Ricard waarbij de Schotse whisky belangen toekwamen aan Pernod Ricard.
Caperdonich heeft vier met stoom verhitte ketels. Het proceswater komt van de Caperdonich Burn, het koelwater van de rivier Spey.
Glen Grant en Caperdonich worden gezamelijk door twaalf medewerkers gerund. Caperdonich is wat rokeriger dan Glen Grant.
Caperdonich heeft een Mash tun van 4.6 ton, en de acht Wash backs hebben een inhoud van 23000 liter elk.
De twee Wash stills zijn elk 11500 liter groot, de twee Spirit stills elk 7000 liter.
Ze worden indirect met stoom verhit.
De capaciteit van Caperdonich is 2.000.000 liter spirit per jaar.

PEERLESS

Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly, Aberdeen.
In 1933 begon Abe Rosenberg, samen met twee broers een drankengroothandel in Syosset te New York.
De Star Liqueor Company verkocht de merken Duncan Taylor, Hartley Parkers en McColls in de staten New York, Connecticut en Miami.
Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd Abe Rosenberg de alleen importeur van J & B blended whisky.
In 1964 begon Abe Rosenberg te investeren in vaten Schotse Single Malt Whisky, en lette bij aankoop in het bijzonder op de soort- en kwaliteit van het hout van de vaten.
De whiskies van Islay hadden zijn bijzondere voorkeer.
In 1994, op 85 jarige leeftijd overleed Abe Rosenberg, en het beheer van zijn omvangrijke erfenis kwam in handen van een liefdadigheidsinstelling, die zijn naam droeg.
Om de erfenis ten gelde te maken zochten de beheerders contact in Schotland en kwamen uiteindelijk in contact met Euan Shand.
Euan Shand, zoon van een vroegere manager van Glendronach, en opgegroeid op de distilleer-derij, ging na zijn opleiding werken bij Allied Distillers te Glasgow, en was ook nog kort tijdelijk manager van Ardmore.
Na een korte onderbreking administrateur - boekhouder startte hij de Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co.
In 1997 kocht Euan Shand de merken Glendarroch en Whisky Galore.
Euan Shand werd koper de whiskyvoorraad en Duncan Taylor & Co.
Deze voorraad bestaat uit ongeveer 4000 vaten whisky, deels inmiddels heel oud en bijzonder.
Macallen, Bowmore, Glen Grant en St. Magdalene, Laphroaig en Bunnahabhain uit 1966, gelagerd in Cognac en Sherryvaten.

CAPERDONICH

SEPTEMBER 2012

Forsyth, de koperslager in Speyside                                                                                                       

 heeft zijn aankoop Caperdonich met                                                                                                                       

de grond gelijk gemaakt.
Twee ketels van de distilleerderij zijn
verkocht aan de Belgische distilleerderij
The Belgian Owl in Luik om de oude
Alambic's afkomstig uit Zwitserland te                                                                                             

 vervangen.

CAPERDONICH  DISTILLERY

Outturn: 2.000.000 litres
Mash tunn: 1 x 4.6 tonnes
Wasbacks: 8 x 23000 litres
2 wash stills x 11.500 litres
2 spirit stills x 7000 litres

CAPERDONICH
                                                                
1897                                                                                        

 Founded by James Grant and named Glen Grant Number 2 Distillery after the neighbouring                                                                                                                

 sister distillery Glen Grant

1902                                                                                                                 

 The Pattison crash shakes the whisky industry and Glen Grant Number 2 closes                                                                                                                                              

1965                                                                                                                                                                     

Glen Grant Number 2 reopens, owners are now The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Law says 2 distilleries cannot have the same name so Glen Grant Number 2 is changed to Caperdonich
                         
1967                                                                                                                              

 The number of stills are increased from 2 to 4

1977                                                                                                                         

  Seagram buys The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distilleries, and also incluede in the deal                                                                                                                

  are Longmorn, Benriach, Glen Grant and The Glenlivet.                                                                                                 

  New name Chivas & Glenlivet Group

2001                                                                                                                           

Diageo and Pernod Ricard take over Seagram Spirits & Wine and the Chivas ^Glenlivet                                                                                                     

  Group becomes part of Pernod Ricard

2002                                                                                                    

Caperdonich is mothballed

2005                                                                                                                        

A 16 year old from 1988 is launched as Chivas Brothers Cask Strenght Edition






Though set up to produce the same character of spirit as its sister plant, Glen Grant, Caperdonich always made a variation on that theme. Light, floral, but with less of the crisp green apple seen across the road, here there are more soft pears, creaminess and fresh mint. Though this could perhaps be down to the differently shaped stills being installed during the 1967 expansion, it doesn’t fully explain why, when Glen Grant-style stills were re-installed in 1985, the two distillery characters didn’t match. It’s a subtle difference for sure, but a real one.

Production levels were relatively high in its later years given the number of independent bottlings which have appeared.

Pretty much dismissed as a second division malt when it was in production, today ‘Caper’ has a small but loyal group of fans who, rightly, see it as one of Speyside’s hidden gems.


Caperdonich was the first of the ‘extension’ distilleries built next to the original plant when demand began to rise. Originally and prosaically known as Glen Grant No.2, it was constructed across the road from its big sister in 1898 – a clear demonstration of the popularity of a whisky which has strong claims to be the first global single malt brand. The timing was not, however, ideal. The wild enthusiasm of the 1890s gave way to the despair of the start of the new century when demand slumped. It was the first great demonstration of whisky’s cyclical nature.

Like the majority of the distilleries built in this period, [see Imperial, Benriach] it closed soon after its being established, in Caper’s case in 1902. Although its kiln, malting floors, and warehouses operated, the stills lay silent, a chill reminder of over-optimism.

Then, in 1965, another boom and Glen Grant’s burgeoning trade with Italy resulted in demand for more juice. An expansion in 1967 saw the stills increased from two to four, while in 1977 it finally got its own name.

It ran until 2002, the year after Pernod Ricard acquired it. The site was sold to Forsyth’s, the coppersmiths, whose premises are next door. In 2011, it was demolished to allow the firm to expand their business. One pair of stills went to the Belgian Owl distillery, the others are intended to be installed at the new Falkirk distillery.

TIMELINE

1898
A distillery is built across from Glen Grant, and is known as Glen Grant No.2
1902
The distillery ceases distillation
1965
The distillery reopens to help supply demand for Glen Grant
1967
The site is expanded to four stills, while a new still shape is introduced
1977
Distillery renamed Caperdonich
1985
Original stills shape reintroduced
2001
Caperdonich is sold to Pernod Ricard
2002
The distillery is closed, and the site bought by Forsyth’s coppersmiths
2011
The site is demolished with one set of stills bought by Belgian Owl distillery; the other is destined for Falkirk
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard logo
PARENT COMPANY

Pernod Ricard
2001 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Seagram Distillers
1977 - 2001
The Glenlivet Distillers
1970 - 1977
The Glenlivet and Glen Grant Distilleries
1952 - 1970
J&J Grant
1898 - 1952


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