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.
The Highland Blair Athol distillery is known for heightened nutty characters in it's malts, which tends to work fantastically with ex-sherry cask maturation. Such as this single cask release from Cooper's Choice! This 11 year old spent it's entire life maturing in a single ex-sherry cask, and is a brilliant example of how well the Blair Athol whisky style is suited to ex-sherry cask maturation.
Expect a delightfully sweet sherry and dried fruits character on the nose. The palate is sweet and syrupy with raisins and treacle. Rich and mouthcoating with a long finish!
700mL, 52.5% VOL. From a cask of only 276 bottles.
Bottled without Chill-filtration or colour additions, and at natural cask-strength.