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Named after the natural rock formation below the peak of Ben Nevis, Coire Leis is a brand-new expression from the celebrated Ben Nevis distillery. An initial confectionary note of humbugs and barley sugars leads to honeyed vanilla, freshly picked pears and a biscuity, malty character. A more drying tone of grapefruit marmalade builds up, with earthy spice (clove) and just a fleeting whiff of smoke. A quintessential West-Coast style.
One of the team's favourite west-coast Scottish distilleries is Ben Nevis from the small town of Fort William. This is an incredibly rare example of its aged profile, distilled in 1991 and matured for 31 years prior to bottling from Hunter Laing & co. At this age it is extremely uncommon to see such a high natural strength, sitting at an astonishing 62.1%. Tasting notes from Hunter Laing describe a rich and concentrated flavour, with plums, blackberries and chococlate joining a very savoury character of beef stock and herbal amario type notes. The finish is rich with Europeak oak influence, lingering long and with great complexity.