The Cooper's Choice range of single cask whiskies from Scotland's finest distilleries are releases from the Family owned Independent Bottlers; The Vintage Malt Whisky Company. The range is a homage to the passion and skill of the Coopers, the craftsmen, who build the barrels for maturation of Scotch Whisky. The range focuses on the impact of maturation in oak, and includes several obscure and rare wood finishes.
Ardmore Distillery in the Highland Scotch Whisky region has been quietly going about it's business producing whisky for large blends (Eg Teachers). In recent years Independent bottlings of Ardmore Scotch Whisky have started to get some real attention. Typically known for a moderately peated style, this 7 year old whisky was matured for most of it's life in a single American oak cask before finishing in an ex-Amarone (Italian red wine) cask.
Expect a rich, sweet smoke nose, with dark chocolate and brown sugar on the palate. The fruit remains on the finish and is joined by late spice.
700mL, 53% VOL. From a cask of only 276 bottles.
Bottled without Chill-filtration or colour additions, and at natural cask-strength.