Chapter 7 Whisky: Ben Nevis 8 Year Old


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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7

Founder: Selim Evin

Range: Monologue

Distillery: Ben Nevis

Region: Speyside 

Age: 8 years

Distilled: December 2013

Bottled: June 2022

Cask Type: Bourbon Hogshead 

Cask Ref: 543

Alcohol by Volume: 54%

Limited Edition: 267 Bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml 

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Ben Nevis 8 Year Old Tasting Notes

Selim's tasting notes

Nose: Candlewax, hazelnuts, cardamom and Thai basil.

Palate: Vanilla, Williams pears and mezcal.

Finish: Long and memorable with dark roasted almonds, earthiness and lemon curd.

Ed's review

Colour: Natural colour, pale straw. Evenly coats the glass.

Nose: Lightly charred oak. Walnuts and vanilla. Dried flowers.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Vanilla and granola with nuts and oats, balanced against orchard fruit notes of apple and pear. Alcohol is well integrated.

Finish: Medium to long. Mocha coffee, nuts and citrus.

Overall: A lovely Ben Nevis, quality spirit in a great, classic, bourbon cask. Good bottling strength, suits the dram well.

About this Chapter 7 whisky

Built in 1825 Ben Nevis has had many owners. Joseph Hobbs, a spirits smuggler during prohibition, owned the distillery from 1951 to 1981. The distillery is now owned by Asahi Group and one-third of its new make is going into Nikka blends. Ben Nevis has become a victim of its own success with great releases from Indie bottlers. Chapter 7's Highland 19 YO Small Batch has won Whiskies of the World Gold Medal in San Francisco back in 2017. Now, unfortunately, Ben Nevis casks are becoming a rare find. This 8 year old bourbon barrel is a great example of what this distillery can deliver at a younger age.

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