Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Benrinnes 12 Year Old Oloroso Finish


Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7

Range: Monologue

Distillery: Benrinnes

Region: Speyside 

Age: 12 years

Distilled: February 2009

Bottled: January 2022

Cask Type: Single bourbon hogshead finished in an oloroso hogshead

Cask Number: 301068

Alcohol by Volume: 53%

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Limited Edition: 299 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Benrinnes 12 Year Old Tasting Notes

Selim's tasting notes

Nose: Almonds, quince jelly, custard, gooseberries and pancakes.

Palate: Marzipan and bitter almonds. Gooseberries, lemon, and croissants.

Finish: Heather honey, limoncello, lemon drops and butter.

Ed's tasting notes

Colour: Natural colour, deep gold or bronze. Coats the sides of the glass thickly with a lingering tide line.

Nose: Stewed fruit crumble. Apples with forest fruits cooked in spiced syrup, topped with buttery crumble. The crumble has browned and become toasted around the edges. Thick vanilla custard. Backed by malt and oak.

Palate: Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Bright red fruit and berries with spices and candied orange. Dry oak with a little vanilla. Apples and pears join the red fruit, the longer you hold the whisky on your tongue. At 54% the alcohol is well integrated, adding just a little warmth, and plenty of body.

Finish: Medium, tingling spices are left once the berries and apples disappear.

About this Chapter 7 Whisky

Another great distillery producing meaty character malts for Diageo blends. Benrinnes is popular among independent bottlers. And, rightly appreciated by connoisseurs for its light, fruity character. This release was aged in a bourbon hogshead and then finished in an oloroso hogshead. Rather than going for a 'coloured' result, Chapter 7 Whisky kept the finishing short. This has added magical layer of prunes, sultanas and spices to this already accomplished malt.

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*US states we can currently ship to include: Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Florida.

How much is shipping?

Shipping charges are calculated during checkout, depending on where you live and how many bottles you’re buying. Shipping within the UK is free on orders over £100.

What you need to know about taxes

All alcoholic products sold by TopWhiskies are sold subject to UK alcohol tax, which is already included in the price.

UK sales are subject to VAT (currently 20%), which is included in the price. Sales outside of the UK are not subject to this tax, and international prices do not include it.

We use a specialist US shipper who sorts out US taxes. These costs are factored into the US shipping charges. So shipping may look pricey, but remember it covers your taxes as well.

For all other territories, including those in Europe, please note: your order could be subject to local sales taxes and duties upon arrival in the destination country. All additional charges are the responsibility of the recipient. As customs policies vary widely from country to country, TopWhiskies has no control over these charges, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. If you refuse to pay any import duties and taxes, this could result in the goods being destroyed by customs or being returned back to us - any refund offered would include a deduction of our costs. 

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