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Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Blair Athol 12 Year Old Wine Cask

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7

Range: Monologue

Distillery: Blair Athol

Region: Highlands

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

Selim's 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.

Ed's review

Appearance: Natural colour, medium gold. Coats my glass, with beads that develop slowly.

Nose: Candied fruits and vanilla creme patisserie. Honeyed oats and freshly churned yellow butter. Waxy orange peel.

Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel. Plenty of fruit with apples, pears, and berries. Oats and vanilla. A light oak character.

Finish: Long finish that stays with me. Warming with sweet bright fruit. A touch of the coffee that Selim referenced.

Overall: A really enjoyable dram - one to sit and enjoy on a relaxed evening in front of a good film.

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 to come across in the wash still adds a deep, rich meatloaf 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.

Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Blair Athol 12 Year Old Wine Cask
Chapter 7 Whisky: Monologue Blair Athol 12 Year Old Wine Cask Sale price£79.00
Single Cask Whisky from Independent Bottler Chapter 7

Meet The Founder

Selim Evin

Selim Evin's love affair with whisky began as a teenager when he accompanied his grandfather on a trip to Scotland. Visiting various distilleries, he was fascinated by both the art of whisky making and the stories behind the whiskies. This early experience left an indelible mark on him, igniting a passion that would later earn him the nickname "Malt Chaser."

In 2013, he made the bold decision to leave a successful business behind and pursue his true calling. He founded Chapter 7, an independent bottler that combined his passion for whisky with his love for literature. The name "Chapter 7" was inspired by the seven ages of man from Shakespeare's works. It symbolises the stages of life that whisky goes through, each stage telling a different story.

Selim's curiosity, commitment to quality, and pursuit of unique whiskies shine through all his whiskies.