*375 The nose shows a light rye spice with cocoa nib, sweet oak, malted milk ball, and a light green hop aroma. The palate is present and full with fresh rye bread, whoppers, and a light ‘mary jane’ note. D&M Tasting Notes
Seven Stills got its start when two college friends, Tim Obert and Clint Potter, had a late night conversation about how distilling is done. As Tim explained to us over email, one night while drinking beers, Clint explained to Tim how whiskey was made from a low quality beer that was distilled and aged. Intrigued by the idea, Tim asked, "Why don't we take some of my home brewed beers and try distilling them?" Being in San Francisco and given over to the ethos of move fast and occasionally break things, the two went online the same night and purchased a 10-gallon pot still and began experimenting. This was in 2013, and while the two had other life plans, the distillation of finished beer became a bit of an obsession.
Clint was planning to go to graduate school and Tim was running a small business. Some friendships and business partnerships are built around a “let’s do this” mentality, which is how we here at D&M would describe the two of them. When Tim asked Clint to take the money he'd saved for grad school to start a business with him, Clint was immediately in. So, in 2015 after experimenting in their proverbial basement, Seven Stills was born. As one of the duo went though the UC Davis Brewing program, their first aim was to make seven whiskeys from their craft beer recipes for each of the seven hills of San Francisco. At the same time they began partnering with some of their favorite breweries to collaborate and distill their recipes. While we carry several of their ‘core’ range, we find the collaborations particularly intriguing. The collaboration we have for you is based around a high gravity brewery out of Anaheim, Bottle Logic. Like with the Benevolent Czar from the spring, this is based on a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with the addition of molasses and rye. For you, our club members, we had it left at Cask strength, so that you could enjoy it at its most exuberant.
Seven Stills Half Bottle Darkstar November Whiskey
- Brand: Seven Stills
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 17
- SKU #: 6270