Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB157852
Category
Blend
Bottler
Chapter 7 (Ch7)
Bottling serie
A Whisky Anthology - Monologue
Vintage
12.1993
Bottled
03.2020
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
16
Number of bottles
618
Strength
44.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 may 2020 6:12 pm by chapter7whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132.85

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32 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1993 Ch7

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.17 points.

  1. jangus scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Chapter7 26yo blend
    No.....single malt is superior, blends are just made up from the left overs that never made it the grade!
    Said someone who's a bit thick and really needs to go and apologies to the trees.
    The prejudice or moron level boneheaded stupidity (no need to label but if it helps some of pig ignorant friends at MMAF) towards blends by some of the whisky community is simply laughable and at best misguided.
    A preference based on your subjective personal taste is one thing but to total rule them out as inferior because it's stuff blended together is a whole other level of banjo plucking.
    I'm a big fan of blends and now more than ever I'm spoilt for choice but thanks to Co-vid in not spoilt for the financial ability to buy all the ones I'd like. Which is why when won a raffle last year and a bottle of Chapter7 26yo blend was up for grabs, I was on it like a car bonnet.
    Why.
    I'd known about Chapter7 and Selim for a little while and he was releasing stuff which wasn't the usual big distillery gear (I mean who goes out of there way to release Jura??!!) and like Iain he doesn't do cocktails in a long apron to appeal to the hip young drinker community. He does scotch.
    And out of all the small amount of indie blends available it was either the stuff from BBR or this Chapter7 and the odds of me being able to afford one in the near future is/was minimal so I got the Chapter7 26yo single cask blend.
    Now the in depth, hard hitting, pro level approach analysis.
    And this is one for blend fans. So if you are someone who won't touch a blend because it's a blend then please go now and find that tree and say sorry.
    First things first.
    Single cask blend.... This has made some people use this face ???? when reading that for no other reason it's rarely used so it catches some out.
    Board terms version.
    Different whisky gets poured into a Sherry cask to soak and go on a date and come together and then it gets decanted into bottles (The content apparently is 50% 31yo grain and 50% malt at 26yo). Boom!
    You then get a certain amount of bottles from the cask and therefore it's a blend from a single cask. Although Selim has a far better version than that and Sean also did a highly informative and helpful diagram.
    The bottle.
    Minimal, business like, efficient. Like ????
    Colour.
    Shade of red. Definitely a shade of red.
    I know what you're thinking. The gang at Malt are definitely pooing themselves with level of analysis by me.
    Smell!
    Sherry, whisky, red dried fruit, alcohol, vanilla. Bit of cereal too boot.
    Sip.
    The smell is the same as the taste just about but here's the good news. It's has a great under lying power to it. The malt percentage gives it some real back bone and that bit of character to it. Yes you've got bags of flavour no question but it's got that ability to catch you out and remind you that just because it's had a long maturation doesn't mean that it's long gentle sip.
    This is something that I discussed with Mr S previously. He wanted whisky that stood out and made you think about.
    Yeah. He succeeded in doing that.
    A 26yo blended scotch for give or take a ton. Look at the prices for a 26yo single malt whisky. Yeah, you may find some single malt for a similar price. Go digging in the blends and the list is huge and packed with bottles with flavour and some real bollocks on them or you go and buy Glenlivet 20 something year old one dimensional goat wee in a crystal bottle.
    I'll not say that it's good because it is 26 years old because age doesn't mean quality.
    I'll say it's a good because it is.
    It's great!
    Bags of flavour. Hugely enjoyable.
    Up there with some of my favourite blends. Bell's 21yo, Spica 29yo, JW Green and blue, Old Perth, Vega 28yo.
    Perhaps blends need to change their advertising and take inspiration from Ryan Reynolds and be a touch more direct.

  2. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rather on the average side of things. Even though quite drinkable or quaffable. Or maybe better said: Very neat and balanced, without a clear high- or downlight. I probably wouldn't say no to a second glass on a nice non-whisky night out, if you know what I mean. The level of transparency is an absolutely positive point. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/08/26/chapter-7-outturn-tasting/

  4. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    7/10. a great, balanced sherry blend at a fair price
    • Nose
      dates, white chocolate, raisins, creamy grain, tobacco ...
    • Taste
      great maturity and some old school tastes. great pipe tobacco here, bit of cola too. lovely finish, long balanced not too sweet.

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. maltandgrains scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherried, leather-y. Sweet pears, a hint of marcipan.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet fruitiness. Honey. Dried fruits. Smooth balance. Some oak influence.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length. Sweet apples and pears, vanilla and subtle wood spices.

  7. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. st7 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    From Golden Drops:
    Content - 50% Malt Whisky, 50% Single Grain Whisky (31yo).

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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