Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Caol Ila 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: Chapter 7
Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 9 years
Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel
Limited Edition: 284 Bottles
Cask Number: 160
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Alcohol by Volume: 52.2%
Distilled: May 2011
Bottled: September 2020
Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose: Bananas, pink shrimp, candy shop, and smoked lavender.
Palate: Apricot yoghurt, peated custard, citrus candies.
Finish: Lemon curd, roasted cane sugar, cappuccino.
About Chapter 7 Whisky's Caol Ila 9 Year Old
Caol Ila whisky is different from its Islay neighbours. The smoke is less prominent, for a start. But it's more than that. Its mashing, fermentation regime, stills and the cut points are unique. Caol Ila produces a fruity malt that even people who don't like peat still like. Chapter 7's Malt Chaser was introduced to peaty whiskies by a well-aged Caol Ila.
This particular cask comes from Chapter 7 Whisky's stock of Caol Ila hogsheads that they re-racked into first-fill bourbon casks over 3 years ago. They cut this whisky to 52.2% alcohol by volume where we think it tastes best. This Caol Ila is a must-try, for peat lovers and haters alike.