Williamson 2005 Aged 14 Years Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – The Cooper’s Choice #9018 (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 51% Age: 14 Years Old Country: Scotland
Cask Number(s): 9018
Date of Distilling: September 2005
Date of Bottling: 2021
Matured In: a single ex-Bourbon Cask.
The Coopers Choice range of single cask whiskies from Scotland’s finest distilleries is our homage to these fine craftsmen and their important role in the Scotch Whisky industry. Owned by The Vintage Malt Whisky Company which was founded in 1992 by Brian Cook who was the export manager for the Auchentoshan and Bowmore Distilleries. Brian’s aim was to produce a range of malt whiskies from his country’s finest distilleries and make them available to independent wine and spirit importers throughout the world. Now the Vintage Malt Whisky Company is certainly a family-run business with Andrew Crook (Brian’s Son) taking on the mantle as Managing Director. The company has now exported over 5 million bottles worldwide.
Teaspooning is a term used in the whisky industry to explain a situation where a distillery adds a “teaspoon” of another whisky into a cask so that it cannot be bottled as a single malt from this distillery. This protects their brand and is very important for distilleries, and teaspooning is a response to the whole cask brokerage system. Teaspooning means that on most occasions the whisky is bottled under an well known brand name. Westport is most often a whisky from the Glenmorangie Distillery that has been teaspooned with a whisky from Glen Moray Distillery. Burnside is for instance known as being Balvenie – with a small percentage of Glenfiddich. A great way to pick up an amazing whisky but at a reduced price. Williamson is named after a former female distillery manager at Laphroaig, which should give us a hint of where this whisky could be from.
A smoky blended whisky bottled for the Coopers Choice range. This Williamson is a teaspooned malt whisky aged for 14 years in an ex-Bourbon barrel bottled at 51% ABV with a only 270 bottles available for worldwide distribution.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Sea breeze, smoked meats, vanilla and subtle oak.
Palate: Salted caramel, toasted wholemeal bread, white pepper spice.
Finish: Caramel with hints of sea salt.
|Dimensions||42 × 15 × 15 cm|
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