Chapter 7 Whisky x TopWhiskies: Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Chapter 7 and TopWhiskies collaboration

Range: Exclusive release

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 8 years

Region: Islay 

Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Hogshead 

Limited Edition: 301 Bottles

Cask Number: 325862

Bottle Size: 700ml

Alcohol by Volume: 51.4%

Distilled: September 2012

Bottled: April 2021

Caol Ila Tasting Notes

Selim's tasting notes:

Nose: Rhubarb pie, fresh almonds, juniper berries, custard.

Palate: Cappuccino, ginger and some green peppers; a touch of jasmine tea.

Finish: Long and sharp, mineral and lemon curd.

Ed's tasting notes:

Colour: Natural colour; light to medium straw. Oily in my copita, leaving a high tide mark in my glass, with tears that develop slowly.

Nose: Peat smoke and ocean spray. A minerality, like pebbels on the beach, with floral notes. Lemon and almond pastry tart, with vanilla cream and a light dusting of icing sugar.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Gentle peat smoke. Apples and citrus, more lemons. Milk chocolate with a latte. A hint of peppery warmth.

Finish: Medium to long finish. Gently warming spice and Islay minerality.

Read Ed's full review here.

About this Chapter 7 x TopWhiskies collaboration

With less prominent smoke than some of its Islay neighbours, Caol Ila whisky is different from its neighbours. It's mashing, fermentation regime, stills and the cut points are unique and it produces a fruity malt that is likeable even for those who don't like peat at first.

This particular cask comes from a refill bourbon hogshead. We've cut this whisky to 51.4% alcohol by volume where we think it performs best and lets out all the aromas.

Where can you ship?

We're based in the UK, but we can ship to many countries.

We deliver to Australia, Canada (Alberta), China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UK, US (certain states*), and Vietnam.

*We can ship to the following US states duty-paid (so no further taxes for you): Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana,Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

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 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. 

Which couriers do you use?

In the UK we use Royal Mail, Parcelforce and APC. US orders are sent via UPS. International orders use FedEx and DHL.

Need help?

For help, or custom orders, please contact Ed on email ed@topwhiskies.com

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