The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Aultmore and bottled by Chapter 7. It is bottled after finishing in a first fill oloroso cask, using no filtering, dilution or coloring.
ABV: 62.2% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Nose: Honey, amaretto, red vines, fresh baked bread. Light brine. Super sweet toffee and vanilla bean. Amaretto note is really prominent.
Taste: Thick rich mouthfeel. Very prominent heat. Sweet vanilla, light baked bread. Almonds and walnuts. Sweet red fruits like raspberry and blackberry. Light pipe tobacco. Lightly lactic.
Finish: Long but hot. searing heat. Mild sulfur, light pepper. Again – lots of vanilla bean, fresh baked rolls and toffee and amaretto.
Overall: Unfortunately too hot for its own good – shrouding many better flavors.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect