Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch


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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7 

Range: Monologue

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 8 years

Region: Islay 

Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Hogshead 

Limited Edition: 301 Bottles

Cask Number: 325862

Bottle Size: 700ml

Alcohol by Volume: 51.4%

Distilled: September 2012

Bottled: April 2021

Whisky Tasting Notes

Nose: Rhubarb pie, fresh almonds, juniper berries, custard.

Palate: Cappuccino, ginger and some green peppers; a touch of jasmine tea.

Finish: Long and sharp, mineral and lemon curd.

About Chapter 7 Whisky's Caol Ila 8 Year Old

With less prominent smoke than some of its Islay neighbours, Caol Ila whisky is different from its neighbours. It's mashing, fermentation regime, stills and the cut points are unique and it produces a fruity malt that is likeable even for those who don't like peat at first. Chapter 7's Malt Chaser was introduced to peaty Islay whiskies by a well aged Caol Ila.

This particular cask comes from a refill bourbon hogshead. Chapter 7 Whisky particularly wanted to bottle this cask in the same batch with a first-fill bourbon cask from Caol Ila to give you a different dimension. They cut this whisky to 51.4% alcohol by volume where they think it performs best and lets out all the aromas.

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