The Cooper's Choice


1980, Sherry Cask

ABV 46%
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Brand: Inchgower, The Cooper's Choice
Expression: 1980, Sherry Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Instant complexity. Ginger cake, ripe fruit, dessert wine. Dried figs. Honey? Later, some acetone. A faint, savoury undertone. Smoke?
Palate: Rich, creamy. Dried fruits. Woody. Yorkshire Parkin. Treacle pudding.
Finish: Rich and dark. Burnt treacle tart, liquorice.
Comment: Mature. Complex. A little woody for sure, but plenty of pleasant things going on elsewhere in this contemplative dram.
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Cola bottles, plum pudding and autumn leaves. Maraschino cherries, venison with a berry sauce. More dried floral character with water.
Palate: More of that cola bottle note, with dark fruits too and some sulphur.
Finish: More sulphur: roast beef and peanuts.
Comment: I enjoyed it, but I am sensitive to that sulphur/meaty character of certain sherry casks. That finish is a hindrance to the drink, not a help.
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Inchgower Distillery, Buckie, Banffshire, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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