BEN NEVIS Coire Leis
Quantity limited to 1 bottle.
Acquired by the Japanese group Nikka in 1989, the Ben Nevis distillery was, under the ownership of Joseph W.Hobbs in 1955, one of the only distilleries in Scotland to have its own traditional pot stills and a Coffey-style column still. Bought by Long John Distillers in 1981, the Coffey stills were subsequently dismantled. Although the majority of its whisky is aged in ex-sherry casks, some ex-bourbon cask bottlings have recently appeared on the independent market. It’s worth noting that the distillery was mothballed for six years at the end of the 1970s, and then again in 1984 and from 1986 to 1989.
Ben Nevis Coire Leis is named after one of the distillery’s main water sources, located on Ben Nevis itself. Rich, sweet aromas of toffee, vanilla, honey, oaky spice and barley sugars fill the nose, complemented by notes of ripe pears, apricots, sweet malt, Crème Anglaise and rich oak throughout the palate.