In the nosing, the notes are quite comparable to the Signatory bottling, the sour fruits are also present here. But then there is also a somewhat fruity component and a few bangers are ignited in the background. The fruits are fresh and tart with peaches and a few red currants, maybe some cassis too.
The taste of the whisky is dry, the sulfur reserved - but somewhere in the pores of the barrel there are still remnants of the crackers. The alcohol is strong and tingles a bit on the tongue, but not too strong. With water it becomes a little milder and a little more tame. Overall, however, it is more on the woody-spicy side and the fruit aromas remain in the background. The sherry isn't too obvious, the tart chocolate is a little more pronounced than with the bourbon cask aging.
The wood is clear but just not disturbing, not yet musty and musty. Wood remains with some chocolate cream on the palate, overall the finish is dry and has malty aspects.
Somehow there is a certain sulfur component, it doesn't bother too much, but I wouldn't miss it either. This makes the whisky a little rough, with water it becomes a little more tame. It is not a sweet-fruity Speysider, the herg-spicy aromas are in the foreground and the whisky ends with a dry finish. The Signatory Bourbon Casks are cleaner - but the Cooper's Choice has a little more character. An interesting whisky that you can safely ignore for the asking price of over €100.