The Cooper’s Choice Ben Nevis 1996 Vintage Highland Single Malt Whisky Cask #2212 is a single barrel bottling of whisky. The whisky was distilled in 1996 and this bottling is Sherry cask matured for over 20 years.
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.
Ben Nevis Distillery was established by “Long John” McDonald in 1825. It is located at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, 4,406 feet above sea level.
Only 420 bottles bottled in 2017. Cask Ref #2212. Bottled at 46% ABV.