Chapter 7: Chronicle Secret Islay 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

£68

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7

Range: Chronicle

Distillery: We can't tell you. Sorry. It's a secret. 

Age: 8 Years Old

Region: Islay

Cask Type: First-fill Bourbon

Outturn: 893 Bottles

Bottle Size: 700 ml

Alcohol by Volume: 49.2%

Distilled: May 2011

Bottled: March 2020 

Whisky Tasting Notes

Nose: Custard, vanilla, smoke, peat and candied fruits.

Palate: Smooth and sweet. Candied oranges, smoked oranges and fudge.

Finish: Young oak, burnt caramel and orange marmalade.

About Chapter 7's Chronicle Whisky

Chronicles are small batches from 3-6 casks that we repeat in our anthology over time. The whiskies come from our stocks of carefully selected, re-racked and finished casks. The whisky spent five years in refill bourbon hogsheads before spending a further three years in first fill bourbon barrels. This process carefully layers the ex-bourbon flavour profile on to this whisky, creating a stunning dram.

Our taste has always been for whiskies aged in bourbon casks. With this whisky, we wanted to have a noticeable, but balanced bourbon wood-aged Islay malt. As we will be continuing the series, the next Chronicle may open new horizons with unexpected wood finishes. 

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