Aultmore 9 Year (Chapter 7)
Chapter 7 // Highlands, Scotland
Chapter 7 is a Swiss independent label which specializes in hand-picked single cask releases. They are bottled at cask strength and are non chill filtered. This release was distilled on the 3rd of April 2008 at the Aultmore distillery. The whisky was finished in a first-fill oloroso sherry cask before being bottled on the 4th of September 2017 at a cask strength of 62.2% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefinished in oloroso sherry cask
"This 9 year Aultmore from Chapter 7 is beguilingly complex. Leathery and nutty on the nose, the palate brings out hints of dark cocoa, orange peel, brine, and roasted hazelnuts. At 62.2% abv, a bit of water will help bring out its subtleties. It's a big Scotch, not at all overwhelmed by the oloroso sherry cask, and quite a good buy at the price."