Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Williamson 9 Year Old Tea-spooned Malt
Key Facts About This Blended Malt Whisky
Bottler: Chapter 7
Distillery: Williamson (tea-spooned whisky)
Age: 9 Years
Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel
Alcohol by Volume: 53.9%
Cask Number: 907
Limited Edition: 235 Bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Distilled: November 2010
Bottled: September 2020
Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose: Peaty pears, seawater, iodine, oysters, seaweed.
Palate: Smoked almonds, lemons, kippers, marzipan, sesame oil.
Finish: Lemony with a little candy sugar and a rounded smoky bitterness.
About Chapter 7 Whisky's Williamson 9 Year Old Blended Malt
Williamson is a tea-spooned malt. But what is tea-spooning? Sometimes distilleries don't want their brand names an independent bottler's label. So, they add a teaspoon of malt whisky from another distillery and make the whisky a 'blend'. That way, the independent bottler can't use their trademark. In the whisky trade, tea-spooned malts have distinct names like 'Williamson'. People know where the whisky is from, they can't put the name on the bottle.
In unrelated news, this article about how Laphroaig named a whisky after Bessie WILLIAMSON. She's a Laphroaig icon!
Chapter 7 Whisky always wanted to bottle a Williamson cask, and they were thrilled with this one. This is a powerful whisky that reflects the unedited character of Laphroaig distillery.