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Brands and Distilleries : Cooper's Choice

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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

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Cooper's Choice

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Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Delicious, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Cooper's Choice Aberfeldy 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 All the classic flavour elements. With its character "freshness", Aberfeldy often shines at younger ages. Here it excels in middle age.

Cooper's Choice Black Cuillin 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A substitute for the much-missed Talisker eight year-old? Perhaps, but neither as complex nor as robust.

Cooper's Choice Bruichladdich 1991, 12 Years Old, Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Very appetising. Long, lingering.

Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1990, 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A middleweight Islay malt.

Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1991, 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A perfectly decent dram, but just lacks the required interaction between wood and spirit.

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Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1992, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Incredibly appetising. Perhaps a touch more acidity somewhere would balance the sweetness.

Cooper's Choice Clynelish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The most gritty and seaweedy.

Cooper's Choice Clynelish 1990, 12 Years Old, Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Not one of the peaty vintages, and would have benefited from some other element to lift the creaminess.

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Cooper's Choice Dallas Dhu 1970, 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Delicious Dallas Dhu does it again. How long can this go on?

Cooper's Choice Glenlivet 1971, 32 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 This example has stood up to its 32 years in the cask very well. A good example of how supple an old Glenlivet can be.

Cooper's Choice Glenlivet 1972, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lovely glowing colour. A big Glenlivet, more robust than complex.

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Cooper's Choice Glenlivet 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A delicious afterdinner malt.

Cooper's Choice Glen Albyn 1974, 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Fuller in flavours, and sweeter, than I remember Glen Albyn.

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Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1977 27 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A Speysider with a rich chestnut colour, plenty of aroma and lots of flavour. Makes a change from the dumbed-down and the terminally delicate.

Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1988, 15 Years Old, Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The delicacy of the Glen Grant survives here.

Cooper's Choice Inchgower 1980, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Mature. Complex. A little woody for sure, but plenty of pleasant things going on elsewhere in this contemplative dram.

Cooper's Choice Longmorn 1975, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Complex, as Longmorn always is, but I wonder about the cask.

Cooper's Choice Mortlach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A good bottling of this lovely malt. Mortlach has such complexity that I find new aromas and flavours every time I raise the glass.

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Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Yup, it's Mortlach alright. Every bit as good as the OB.

Cooper's Choice Rosebank 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A reminder of a great Lowland malt lost.

Cooper's Choice Rosebank 1992, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Perhaps 12 years in the cask is slightly too long for most Rosebanks. This does not seem a particularly well-behaved example.

Cooper's Choice Strathisla 1976, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Always a complex whisky, hard to pin down. This sample seems to have triggered an oriental mood.

Auchentoshan 9 Years Old 2001 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt W
Master of Malt
£4.28
Ben Nevis 17 Year Old 1996 Cask 1317 The Coopers Choice The Vinta
Master of Malt
£75.01
Ben Nevis 1996 17 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£63.95
Bruichladdich 19 Year Old 1992 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt
Master of Malt
£5.53
Bruichladdich 1992 20 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£60.95
Bunnahabhain 1990 23 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£70.95
Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1990 Coopers Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£70.82
Clynelish 13 Year Old 1998 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt Whis
Master of Malt
£4.53
Convalmore 1981 16 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Garnheath 1978 34 Year Old Coopers Choice Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2000 The Coopers Choice Vintage Malt
Master of Malt
£47.52
Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2000 The Coopers Choice Vintage Malt
Master of Malt
£4.52
Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt Whi
Master of Malt
£73.14
Glenrothes 1999 2010 Coopers Choice
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£39.95
Glenrothes 2000 10 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£61.95
Ledaig 2005 8 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£41.95
Littlemill 28 Year Old 1985 Coopers Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£221.35
Mortlach 10 Year Old 2000 Coopers Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£46.31
Mortlach 10 Years Old 2000 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt Whis
Master of Malt
£4.61
Port Charlotte 2004 9 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£59.95
Port Charlotte 2004 9 Year Old The Coopers Choice
Abbey Whisky
£56.20
Port Charlotte 9 Year Old 2004 Cask 1032 The Coopers Choice The V
Master of Malt
£5.39
Port Ellen 1983 13 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Port Ellen 1983 16 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Royal Brackla 1984 13 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£125.00
Royal Lochnagar 2002 10 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£42.95
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