In the same way as the zodiac in astrology describes different traits of the human character with different virtues, likewise the Zodiac line from Seven Seals features single malt whiskies which demonstrate particular qualities.
There has been a number of releases in the range including The Age of Scorpio and The Age of Aquarius. (Which I sampled in an earlier blog post) As per previous releases from Seven Seals, these whiskies have been produced by finishing Swiss Single Malt Whisky using Seven Seals innovative accelerated maturation process.
Developed by Dr Dolf Stockhausen this new patented technique for maturing whisky is efficient, quick, and environmentally friendly, without sacrificing quality, aroma or character and aims to challenge preconceptions about the maturation and categorisation of Single Malt Whisky.
For more on the Seven Seals method, please see this intro from Dr Dolf Stockhausen on youtube
So, as said earlier, Robert from Highfern very kindly sent me two more samples to try – ‘The Age Of Leo’ & ‘The Age Of Taurus’ (Cheers Robert!)
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – ‘The Age Of Leo’ Single Malt Whisky (49.7%)
Nose: Richly sherried with additional porty notes. Thick, rich toffee coupled with luxurious creamy chocolate. Add some woody aromas for a great nose!
Palate: Creamy rich toffee and chocolate with plump, syrupy raisins. Also shades of coffee.
Finish: Initially muted but then growing spice joins forces with slightly woody flavours.
Overall: A gorgeous dram which shows it’s quality in every nosing and sip!
Tasting Notes – ‘The Age Of Taurus’ Single Malt Whisky (49.7%)
Nose: Sweet smokehouse peat with charred wood and caramel smoke – divine!
Palate: The nose is mirrored on the palate plus there’s some nice toffee.
Finish: Chilli spice, antiseptic cleanliness and licorice gather to provide a very satisfying finish!
Overall: A sweet and savoury delight with it’s sugary and smokey flavours – a delightful combination!
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About Seven Seals Distillery
Seven Seals Distillery is a small, committed company in the innovative production and marketing of spirits!
The main focus of the company is on whisky production and the company is committed to innovation in spirits production, outstanding quality and simplifying the production of whisky and rum in particular.
Seven Seals shortens the time of production without losing quality, aroma or character and strives to improve production both ecologically and economically.
Seven Seals is pushing new boundaries, especially in finishing!
“Time doesn’t matter – time matters”
Time is far from being the main aspect of finishing, taste is the decisive factor.
· Highfern Ltd are the proprietors of Angels’ Nectar Whisky and importers of Langatun Whisky, Seven Seals Whisky, Smögen Whisky, Strane Gin & Kinghaven Rum.
Alongside the Cairngorms Edition, Angels’ Nectar also offer Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – Original 40%, Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – Rich Peat Edition 46% and Angels’ Nectar Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Islay Edition 47%.