Ardmore 2008 Vintage Highland Single Malt Whisky is a single barrel bottling of whisky. The whisky was distilled in 2008 and was bottled in 2017 after an initial maturation in American Oak cask followed by a finishing period of maturation in ex Port wine casks.
The Cooper’s Choice is an independent bottling by the Vintage Malt Whisky Co. (VMWC). The VMWC was founded by Brian Cook in 1992, Brian is a honours graduate in Food Science with twenty year’s experience in the malt whisky industry, latterly as Export Director for one of Scotland’s principal distillers. The aim of the VMWC is to produce a range of malt whiskies from Scotland’s finest distilleries and to make them available to independent wine and spirit importers throughout the world – this is done under The Cooper’s Choice label. This old malt is individually bottled and presented under the distinctive Coopers Choice label. Casks of malts at different ages are selected from some of Scotland’s finest, but rarely bottled distilleries. They encompass all the varied tastes and flavours to be found from the Eastern coastline, to the Highland Valleys and all the way to the Western Isles.
The Ardmore Disitllery is located in the Eastern Highlands and is unusual for the Highlands because most of its spirit is made from peated barley fermented in 14 wooden washbacks. Today the distillery is owned and operated by Beam Suntory.
Only 420 bottles of Ardmore 2008 Vintage Highland Single Malt Whisky were bottled in 2017. Cask Ref #823. Bottled at 46% ABV.