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Two new expressions from Cooper’s choice

Both expression is Islay malt from the distilleries Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain.
Caol Ila beeing distilled in may 2009 and bottled 2020, aged in refilled sherry casks and only 300 bottles were made of this beauty. Bottled at 54,4% abv.

Second bottle is a very interesting one with a cask finish of white port. Dont think I’ve seen that before.
It’s heavily peated  and bottled at 58% abv. Of this expression 318 bottles were made.
Two very interesting expressions and they always contain lots of good info on the bottle and delivering interesting expressions time after time.

Macaya Chocolate rum

Macaya Chocolate rum is a rum infused with chocolate bottled at 40% abv.
This is an expression handcrafted by the Belgium distillery Radermacher.
It’s a preium orcanic rum bottled in a 50cl well designed bottle.

The rum is aged in both american and french oak in Belgium then filtered
through organic Trinitario cacao beans. The rum is made from classic sugar cane
and the cacao beans comes from Haiti where everey bought bottle supports “Acted”
for its action in Haiti.

Macaya is the name of the national park in the south of the Republic of Haiti bordered
by Trinitario cocao plantations.

Scandinavian Gin sessions Pine floral gin

Sahlins Brygghus is a brewery located in dalarna, Sweden.
They have brewed beer there since 2005 and their focus is mostly
on craft beer, soda, tonic, cider and mulled wine.
Other than that they also run their farm where they have 35 000 visitors yearly.
One of the biggest attractions their ostriches which they raised on the farm since 1994

Now they have also relased two Gin expressions one is
their Pine floral Gin bottled at 40% abv with inspiration from the
scandinavian forests.
The second gin is the dry juniper gin bottled at 42,5% abv.
They are done in small batches and made with real craftmanship and love by
the Sahlins family farm.

Lambertus Belgian single grain whisky 10yo

Lambertus 10 Years Single Grain Whisky matured for 10 years in oak casks
was created in memory of Lambert Radermacher, one of the founders of the
distillery.
Its unique and splendid richness is due to the perfect harmony between the
malt, the fine grain and the subtle note imparted by the oak.

This is batch 2 and its bottled at 40% abv.
Here are some notes from the distillery:

AROMA:
Subtle malt bouquet surrounded by a fi ne
touch of chocolate, nuts and roasting.  The fine
and pleasant aroma reveals the whole maturity of the grain.

TASTE:
Delicate malt attack combined with roasted
and vanilla fl avours. Sumptuous, full-bodied
taste where fi neness and balance predominate.
Splendid and soft fi nal enhancing the subtlety
of the oak.

Ron Colon Salvadoreno High Proof

Some history

It all started on a trip through Latin America. We didn’t really know what to
expect and we certainly never thought one small, raw country would blow
our minds as much as it did. But that’s exactly what happened and that’s
why we’re here now, introducing Ron Colon to the world.

This expression is built around an aged column-still rum
from the Licorera Cihuatan Distillery in El Salvador, blended with
unaged Jamaican rums from Worthy Park, Hampden and Monymusk,
as well as a little helping of aged rum Worthy Park too. Bottled at 55.5% ABV.

Bacoo 11yo rum

A Bacoo (BAH-KU) is a mischievous mythological spirit often claimed to be found in the Caribbean.
Bacoo’s are told to be found in empty corked rum bottles floating in the
Caribbean Sea and are said to have magical powers.
Many other cultures have slight variances of names and/or
appearances of mischievous folklore characters, such as Aladdin’s “Genie of the Lamp”.

The Bacoo closely resembles a leprechaun from Celtic Mythology.
It is a dwarf like character that rewards its owner with wishes, and not just three.
A Bacoo is recognized by it’s distinctive large eyes, long arms and legs.  The Bacoo lives on bananas and milk.

Bacoo 11 year rum  –
Bacoo Rum hails from the Dominican Republic, and this one here has been aged for a whole 11 years.
It’s column distilled from molasses before it’s aged in bourbon casks.
Bright bronze color. Aromas and flavors of
chocolate toffee, caramel, and vanilla with a velvety,
medium-to-full body hint of honey finish. Bottled at 40% ABV

Harahorn Gin

Harahorn gin is a small batch Norwegian Gin produced by Det Norske brenneri and bottled at 46% ABV.
Det Norske Brenneri, formerly Puntervold / Agder Brenneri, has its production and
barrel warehouse in Grimstad in Sørlandet. Among other things, various aquavit
brands and apple spirits have been produced here since the production monopoly in
Norway was dissolved in 2005.
We were the first private distillery in Norway after more than 80 years of monopoly.
Grimstad has a history dating back to the 1880s when it
comes to the production of liqueur wines, through the Fuhr brand.

Harahorn is a real craft gin. We only produce 300 liters at a time, to have maximum control over the quality.
Berries and herbs from Norwegian nature are used here – some of the world’s most tasty.
This gives a potent gin with 46 percent alcohol. Perfect for drinks and cocktails.

Named after a mountain in Hemsedal, and with inspiration from a fabulous animal no one has yet seen alive…
Contains juniper from Røros, blueberry from Nordmarka, rhubarb from Grimstad,
seaweed from the Skagerrak, watercress from Oppdal and rock mint from Sunndal.
Awarded gold medals in some of the world’s largest liquor competitions
– San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016,
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 and New York Intl. Spirits Competition 2018.

Glencadam Reserva Andalucía

Glencadam first opened in 1825, in the ancient city of Brechin.
This was the year that the first horse-drawn omnibuses were established in London,
the world’s first modern railway opened, with the first public train pulled by steam engine.
The distillery was owned by a David Scott and his descendants from 1827- 1891,
and during this period it was rented to various distillers.
Over the next few decades the distillery had a succession of owners.

Glencadam was finally bought by Angus Dundee Distillers on 1st June 2003,
an independent Scottish company. Angus Dundee restarted production immediately,
and we released our first ever single malt product,
Glencadam Single Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 15 Years, in December 2005.

The Glencadam Reserva Andalucia is first aged in Bourboun and sherry casks then
married together and finished in sherry casks from Jerez from the region Andalucía.
This whisky is bottled at 46% abv and its un-chill filtered with no color added.

Yellow Eye Spirits

Yellow Eye is an organic liqueur with quality in focus.
A coffee infused rum Liqueur bottled at 30% ABV.
Some history:

Yellow Eye is a Swedish premium liqueur established in November 2017.
After years in the industry of mixology, we love to explore the perfect balance of taste.
We do it to please others and ourselves.
The combination of coffee and rum was something we fell in love with.
We wanted to create something that we believed was missing in the range of quality spirits.

They use premium organic Speciality Coffee from the award-winning roasters, Johan & Nyström in Stockholm.
The roast is specially selected for Yellow eye and combinded with a 5 year old rum
that has been aged in oak barrels. This combination gives it a complex and balanced flavor that I’m really exited to try.

Atlantic Spirit gin Thai Basil

They are passionate about Gin and creating new and complex botanical flavours.
Atlantic spirit are also passionate about the North Devon coast and our locally sourced ingredients,
using only premium sourced botanicals and Tarka Springs water collected a few miles away from the
distillery in the hills of Langtree at Little Comfort farm.

Their gin is made using traditional gin basket infusion to create delicate pure flavours.
Every bottle is part of a small batch production, ensuring that they can deliver a truly hand crafted gin.
Using premium sourced & locally foraged Atlantic coastal botanicals, all their herbs and fruits are freshly
prepared and the flavours slowly extracted through the botanical basket to preserve the delicate flavours.
With the addition of local Tarka Springs water, this gin is uniquely soft with superbly clean flavours and aromas.

This particular gin in the picture is their #5 in their range and is called Thai Basil .
Of course fresh Thai Basil leaves is used and gives this this gin a mouthful of flavour. There is also liquorice notes and sweetness from the basil.
Great with a seafood meal or just as a refreshing gin on a hot summers day according to The Atlantic spirit.
Bottled at 42% ABV in small batch with only 240 bottles per batch.