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 team at the Vintage Malt Whisky Company have chosen an exemplary cask of 8 year old Caol Ila to bottle with this one. Distilled in 2012 before maturing for 8 years in a single ex-bourbon cask this release was for only 330 bottles at a natural cask strength of 55% ABV. The whisky was bottled without chill filtration or colour additions.
Expect a citrusy, lemony, salty and smoky nose that follows through on to the sweet malty and charred palate. The texture is oily holding the sweet malt and peat characters for a long drying peaty finish.
700ml. 55% ABV.