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    2010 Cooper's Choice Secret Orkney 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

    Orkney Islands, SCOTLAND
    $150. 00 Bottle
    $1800.00 Dozen
    ABV: 56%

    Tasting note: Distilled at an undisclosed distillery in 2010. A spell in American oak was followed by a finishing in Jamaican rum casks. The nose presents an interesting co-mingling of wild honey and dried fruits with the merest hint of peat, the latter more salient on delivery, which is intense, slightly briney, citrusy... The peat gives a farmy / lanolin-like accent rather than being smokey or coastal. The rum input is slight. Highland Park, no doubt. 56% Alc./Vol. 360 bottles. Non chill filtered.

    Notes from the bottler: "Nose: Heather honeyed light smoke with vanilla and fruit. Palate: Gingery heather and caramelised banana amidst a background of light smoky spice."