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.
Hmmm. Secret Orkney. What could it be...
From a single cask distilled at an undisclosed Orkney distillery in 2005, this release from Vintage Malt Whisky Company in their Cooper's Choice range was matured for 15 years in a single ex-bourbon cask before bottling in 2021.
On the nose this malt has light, heather smoke with notes of vanilla, lemon and a touch of coastal character. The palate is peppery, with more citrus and smoke, with a graphite minerality sitting alongside the sea spray notes lovely. A Long and delicious finish with more of the smoke notes highlighted.
Bottled without chill-filtration, or colour additions; at natural cask strength.
700mL, 56% VOL. From a cask of only 360 bottles.