Caperdonich DistilleryCaperdonich Distillery

Founded in 1998
Caperdonich Distillery was located just on the northwest side of the town of Rothes. It stood in a tight cluster of six Speyside distilleries -- Glen Grant, Glenrothes, Glen Spey, Inverhouse, and Speyburn -- all on route A941, at the midpoint of the Spey River in Morayshire.

Caperdonich was always a second fiddle to its big brother, the Glen Grant Distillery. In fact, when it opened in 1898, it was originally called "Glen Grant 2" by its owners, the J & J Grant company.

Due to the Great Whisky recession, they mothballed the facility just four years later, and it stayed that way until 1965, when Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd -- now the owners of Glen Grant -- fired up the stills once again. But by then there was a UK law that stipulated that two distilleries could not have the same name, so it was re-christened "Caperdonich."

They were sold to Seagram in 1977, and then again to Pernod Ricard in 2001, as a part of their crazy mergers and acquisitions rage. Apparently they did not want little step-brother Caperdonich, they closed it down the very next year, and completely demolished it in 2010.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Caperdonich Distillery, Rothes, Moray AB38 7BS United Kingdom
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When the distillery was renamed in 1965, they used the name of the local water source: the Caperdonich Burn.
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, malts from these fifty or so Speyside distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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Scotch from Caperdonich

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