Three of The Co-operative Food’s own-brand Scotch whiskies have won silver medals at the International Spirits Challenge.
The winning whisky lines included The Co-operative 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£22.55 for 70cl), which uses the finest single malt from a distillery in the Scottish highlands.
It is made using locally grown barley, which is then matured in sherry cask barrels and American white oak to produce an individual and elegant 12-year-old malt whisky. The result is a deep gold mahogany whisky, with warm notes of citrus and exotic spices and a long, lingering aftertaste.
Established in 1995, the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world, recognising and promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. eld annually in London, the ISC is founded on a rigorous and objective blind tasting process, by panels of selected master distillers, blenders, specialist writers and prominent industry figures – all acknowledged experts in their field.
The Co-operative’s warm and intense five Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky, which is a golden honey colour with shimmering highlights and soft, luscious flavours on the palate, (£17.35 for 70cl) and The Co-operative Blended Scotch Whisky (£13.59 for 70cl) – with its soft, fruity notes on the nose and a distinguished, warm taste – also picked up silver medals.