Ben Nevis Coire Leis Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Launched in late 2021 and named after a loch where the distillery's water source starts, Coire Leis is a no-age statement expression matured in first-fill bourbon casks for between 8 and 10 years. While it resonates with Ben Nevis' signature qualities (oily, full bodied), it's lighter in colour and not as heavy or textural as the standard ten year old. Orchard fruits come wrapped up in soft spices and some of the distillery's well-rounded, beefy malt character is captured. The finish isn't particularly long, and it tastes younger and less integrated than the tenner, but this is intended as an introduction to the distillery style, and it achieves that well. 46% Alc./Vol.