Coopers Choice is a brand of the Vintage Malt Whisky Co, an independent bottler founded in 1992. They’re mostly known for Finlaggan and Ileach, their undisclosed Islay malts.
The Coopers Choice range is a selection of single cask bottlings covering all ages and all regions of Scotland.
Auchentoshan 17 yo 1991
(43%, Coopers Choice 2009)
Nose: grassy and slightly cheesy. Mashed potatoes. Not really fruity, although it develops on nice lemon candy. A few hints of linseed oil. Too bad there’s not enough freshness to make the citrus stand out.
Mouth: very sweet, lemon candy again. Hints of peppermint gum and pepper. Develops on grainy notes, like a flavoured vodka.
Finish: sweet, grainy and slightly grassy.
Well, it didn’t impress me at all. One for real Auchentoshan fans perhaps? Around € 50.