Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Blair Athol 12 Year Old Wine Cask
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: Chapter 7
Distillery: Blair Athol
Age: 12 years
Distilled: October 2009
Bottled: January 2022
Cask Type: Red wine cask
Cask Number: 306651
Alcohol by Volume: 53%
Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered
Limited Edition: 258 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Blair Athol 12 Year Old Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruit syrup, honey and brown muscovado sugar. Apple, canned pears, peaches, apricots, and kiwis.
Palate: Barley syrup and preserved fruits. Muesli and cereal. Citrons, lemon zest, and chalk.
Finish: Vanilla, coffee liqueurs and creams.
About this Chapter 7 Whisky
Blair Athol is one of Diageo's workhorse distilleries. Much of its malt whisky ends up in Bell's blended scotch. It's a beautiful distillery built in 1798 in Pitlochry. It has a nutty character resulting from cloudy worts and short fermentation. Allowing controlled levels of solids coming across in the wash still adds a deep, rich meat loaf character.
The majority of Blair Athol casks destined for blending are ex-bourbon barrels. So, this release from Chapter 7 is a rare exception: a wine cask aged Blair Athol. The cask is likely a 2nd or 3rd fill, resulting in a complex dram rather than a dominant one.
Try this release with its sister bottling, Chapter 7 Blair Athol 12 bourbon cask.
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