Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: Chapter 7
Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 8 years
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. Its mashing, fermentation regime, stills and 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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