We are huge fans of Lucky Seven and are so thrilled we got our hands on a 14-year-old, single barrel! We have to thank our friend Shai for making this happen. Not only are we limited on what details we have about this single barrel, but there isn’t a ton of information on the brand Lucky Seven itself. Here is what we do know.
Co-founders Michael Lahalih and John Pals have been best friends for quite some time due to their passion for Bourbon and cinema. In fact, the Lucky 7 namesake is derived from the infamous Stage 7 in Hollywood, CA, where some of the greatest movies in cinema history were filmed. The warehouse-sized stage produced so many award-winning films that the industry started calling it “Lucky Stage 7.” You can actually watch short-release videos with a QR code on the back of each bottle label.
Lucky Seven 14-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon Store Pick
Distillery: Undisclosed (but could it be Barton? You be the judge!)
– Bottled by Bardstown Bourbon Company
– Distilled in Kentucky, so not from Indiana
Bottle Count: 102
Holly’s Tasting Notes: Leather and damp oak. It smells like you’re in the rickhouse on a damp, hot day and you’re sniffing all of the recently decanted barrels. Peanuts, chocolate, and caramel-covered apples. The palate is super chalky and mouth coating with more spice, licorice, dark chocolate, and chocolate-covered espresso beans. There is a lot of this dry, chai and peppermint tea spice in there which lingers on the finish.
Charles’ Tasting Notes: The nose is cherry cola, oak, mint, and cocoa. The palate has vanilla, cherry, peppermint, and oak while the finish is long, buttery, and rich with baking spices.