Tag Archives: Cooper’s Choice

Tomatin 16, 2001-2017, Bourbon cask 1153, 52.5% – Cooper’s Choice

Tomatin is one of those distilleries that makes rather okay whisky, never bad, but also not often stellar. However, they do some very interesting things every now and then. They did a range of different sherry casks a few years … Continue reading

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Family Silver, 1st Fill Oloroso Cask 4630, 44% – Cooper’s Choice

I bought a sizeable sample of this whisky upon being told this is Glenfarclas. Of course, with it being a blended malt, it’s most likely teaspooned, but there’s no guarantee it’s Glenfarclas. It could very well be, but where all … Continue reading

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Guest post: Taking a swing at the Laggan Mill (with Offerman)

When cleaning out some ‘flagged’ emails from my mailbox I realized I still have some unpublished stuff from Tom van Engelen, waiting for release on this wee blog. So, this time (or actually, last summer) Tom wrote some stuff about … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dalmunach Fun by Cooper’s Choice

Once more, Tom writes a guest post on some recent discoveries he did. In this case, something truly new: Dalmunach whisky! Dalmunach was erected on the site of the much beloved yet quite unknown Imperial Distillery. As a whiskynerd interested … Continue reading

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Mortlach ‘Sherry Beast’, Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, 61.5% – Cooper’s Choice

When things are announced as a ‘sherry beast’ you can generally tell they’re going to sell well. When they are also a Mortlach, you can bet they’re going to sell even faster. But honestly, when something is a sherry beast, … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2015, 46% – Cooper’s Choice

A few years the Cooper’s Choice brand was revamped and got a lot more shelf space in The Netherlands. I even managed to pick up a bottle or two and there was even a dedicated tasting in Krommenie. Well, dedicated … Continue reading

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Family Silver 1972-2017, 44yo, 41% – Cooper’s Choice

When this one popped up last year, I instantly bought it. A bit of an impulse buy that I try to stay away from, but in this case it all turned out well. Especially after tasting it. The blend is … Continue reading

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Glenesk 1984-2016, 31 years old, 49.5% – Cooper’s Choice for The Whisky Fair

Sometimes you come across a whisky that you just don’t get to taste often. Glenesk (or Glen Esk, or Hillside) is one of these distilleries that have been closed for a long time and their product is exceedingly rare. As … Continue reading

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Glen Elgin 1991-2007, 16yo, 46% – Cooper’s Choice

Somehow I have never owned a bottle of Glen Elgin. I think I’ve just never been able to find one that suited me, since I generally like their bourbon cask whiskies. They tend to be slightly green and grassy but … Continue reading

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A whisky tasting with Jock Shaw – part 2

The second bit of the tasting review. A tasting organized by Drinks & Gifts for the customers of the shop, hosted by Jock Shaw. I described the tasting itself yesterday, and don’t have much to add to it. Jock was … Continue reading

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