Ben Nevis Coire Leis – Limited

Description

Volume: 700ml           ABV: 46%           Age: 8 to 10 Years Old           Country: Scotland

Released in 2021 the Coire Leis is the newest expression by Ben Nevis Distillery (9/5/2022). Named after the water source for the distillery, a small loch that runs down the slopes of Scotland’s highest mountain named Ben Nevis. Designed as an entry level single malt with an age statement of around 8 to 10 years and fully matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks an bottled at 46% ABV.

Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4’406 feet above sea level giving its malt a renowned name ‘the dew of Ben Nevis’ . This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft. The distillery was founded by ‘Long John’ Macdonald (no he was not a pirate) in 1825 and in 1848 in a cunning way of promotion presented a cask to Queen Victoria when she visited Fort William. They produce both malt and grain whiskies simultaneously due to installation in 1955 of a special still.

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