Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Blair Athol 12 Year Old Wine Cask


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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7

Range: Monologue

Distillery: Blair Athol

Region: Highlands 

Age: 12 years

Distilled: October 2009

Bottled: January 2022

Cask Type: Red wine cask

Cask Number: 306651

Alcohol by Volume: 53%

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Limited Edition: 258 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Blair Athol 12 Year Old Tasting Notes

Selim's tasting notes

Nose: Fruit syrup, honey and brown muscovado sugar. Apple, canned pears, peaches, apricots, and kiwis.

Palate: Barley syrup and preserved fruits. Muesli and cereal. Citrons, lemon zest, and chalk.

Finish: Vanilla, coffee liqueurs and creams.

Ed's review

Appearance: Natural colour, medium gold. Coats my glass, with beads that develop slowly.

Nose: Candied fruits and vanilla creme patisserie. Honeyed oats and freshly churned yellow butter. Waxy orange peel.

Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel. Plenty of fruit with apples, pears, and berries. Oats and vanilla. A light oak character.

Finish: Long finish that stays with me. Warming with sweet bright fruit. A touch of the coffee that Selim referenced. 

Overall: A really enjoyable dram - one to sit and enjoy on a relaxed evening in front of a good film.

About this Chapter 7 Whisky

Blair Athol is one of Diageo's workhorse distilleries. Much of its malt whisky ends up in Bell's blended scotch. It's a beautiful distillery built in 1798 in Pitlochry. It has a nutty character resulting from cloudy worts and short fermentation. Allowing controlled levels of solids coming across in the wash still adds a deep, rich meat loaf character.

The majority of Blair Athol casks destined for blending are ex-bourbon barrels. So, this release from Chapter 7 is a rare exception: a wine cask aged Blair Athol. The cask is likely a 2nd or 3rd fill, resulting in a complex dram rather than a dominant one.

Try this release with its sister bottling, Chapter 7 Blair Athol 12 bourbon cask.

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All alcoholic products sold by TopWhiskies are sold subject to UK alcohol tax, which is already included in the price.

UK sales are subject to VAT (currently 20%), which is included in the price. Sales outside of the UK are not subject to this tax, and international prices do not include it.

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