Chapter 7 Irish Malt 2000 Whiskey is like drinking velvet ribbons dipped in raisins and chocolate.
The premiss of Chapter 7 Whisky is simple—each cask of Whisky is unique, and each one tells a story. The wood, age, temperature, location in the rick-house … everything makes a difference. Two casks filled at the same time and sitting next to each other can taste different. This is why even single-malts marry casks in large vats before bottling so that the Master blander can try to make them all taste the same. The folks at Chapter 7 Whisky think that this is a shame.
Chapter 7 is the brain-child of Selim Evin
—a world-traveling entrepreneur living in Switzerland
. He thinks that each cask should remain singular to tell its own unique story, so he travels to Scotland
to hand-select single casks from the inventories of the world’s greatest distilleries. Then he custom bottles each one with its own story. How many bottles you ask?
Well, until the barrel is empty. Sometimes a few dozen, sometimes a few hundred, but each one is hand-numbered and always special.
So, let’s start with the technical stuff, shall we? This is Cask #10836, and it yielded 294.9 bottles. Uncle Flaviar finished off that spare “0.9” of a bottle—just for research you understand, he’s always first in line for those “quality assurance” tests. That leaves only 294 bottles that can be purchased. If you are a panty-waist when it comes to your Whiskey, stop reading here, because this baby is bottled at a full 59.5% cask strength. We say, perfect!
Now to the poetry of the bottle. This Irish single-malt was aged for 13 years in a single Spanish Sherry cask. She delivers all of her undiluted glory and shares that flavorful love with no other. You want a full-body—and who doesn’t—this wee lass is like drinking velvet ribbons dipped in raisins and chocolate. So man-up, be one of the few to grab a’hold of this red-headed beauty before she slips away.
dark chocolate, raisin, oak, woody, dried fruit, toasted, roasted, orange zest, vanilla