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

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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 

Awards: Gold Medal at the Independent Bottlers Challenge 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 Chapter 7 repeat in their anthology over time. The whiskies come from their 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.

Chapter 7's taste has always been for whiskies aged in bourbon casks. With this whisky, they wanted to have a noticeable, but balanced bourbon wood-aged Islay malt. As they will be continuing the series, the next Chronicle may open new horizons with unexpected wood finishes. 

This release won a Gold Medal at The Independent Bottlers Challenge 2020. And we can see why. It's superb.

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