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The Cooper's Choice (distilled at Ben Nevis) 18 year old, 46%

Price: $115 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled in 1996 and bottled in June 2015 after maturing in sherry casks, this Cooper's Choice expression of Ben Nevis yields an initially savory character, with ripe figs, treacle, and a hint of tar. Quite chewy in the mouth, with spicy toffee and cherries, which develop into more citric fruit over time. The finish is lengthy and warming, with a hint of oak and black coffee.