Chapter 7, Legends of the Peativerse, Blended Malt 7 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Blended Malt

Bottler: Chapter 7

Collaborators: James Angus, Gary Dunsire, Selim Evin

Release: Legends Of The Peativerse

Type: Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Distilleries: Caol Ila, Williamson, Ledaig, Secret Orkney, Secret Speyside

Age: 7 years old

Bottled: November 2022

Alcohol by Volume: 59%

Limited Edition: Only 60 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml 

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Tasting Notes

Tasting notes from James Angus

Appearance: Looks like whisky.

Nose: Islay and Island TCP, iodine, peat.

Palate: Islay and Island TCP, iodine, peat.

Finish: Glorious, glorious Islay and Island TCP, iodine, peat.

Selim's tasting notes

Nose: Bold earthy peat, smoked meats and a slightly medicinal undercurrent. 

Palate: Warm notes of smoke, oak, and nuts. A sherry influence brings red fruit, underneath the peat. 

Finish: Chocolate with coastal smoke.

Review by Mike Bennett of The Whisky Odyssey

Appearance: Pale straw, forms a thin line before gradually falling as thick, oily legs.

Nose: An immediate hefty waft of dry, earthy, ashy peat smoke followed by barbecued pork, zesty lemon, coastal sea breeze underpinned by subtle medicinal peat.

Palate: Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Dry peat smoke, barbecued meats, smoked fish, lemon citrus, Muscovado sugar, red berries, coastal saltiness, nutty oak and a prickle of white pepper heat. A few drops of water brings out more of that dry smoke and more oaky astringency.

Finish: Soft brown sugar, milk chocolate and coastal salt whilst the peat becomes more medicinal. A few drops of water bring out more chocolate together with increased oaky astringency and maritime brine at the expense of some of that phenolic smokiness.

Summary: Successfully marrying together peated whiskies with such strong individual characteristics is a real skill, and this one has been done so well. The balance is fantastic, allowing those typical Ledaig, Caol Ila and Laphroaig (Williamson) notes to come through without clashing or blurring together and losing definition. If you like your whisky on the peaty side, I’d be very surprised if you didn’t like this.

Find Mike's review here.

About Legends Of The Peativerse

Legends Of The Peativerse is a charity collaboration between Whisky Punks, East City Whisky Club (ECWC), and Chapter 7; £10 from every sale will go to The Trussell Trust. To quote James Angus, this is a "rather strong and punchy Islay / Island based blend" and you may, quite possible, get notes of... Islay and Island TCP, iodine, and peat. Perhaps.

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