About Chapter 7 Monologue 12 Year Old Blair Athol 2009 Scotch Whisky
Chapter 7 Whisky is an Independent bottler that was founded in 2014 by Selim Evin with the goal of seeking out extraordinary casks from Scottish as well as Irish lesser known distilleries. With a name inspired by literature ― Shakespeare's As You Like It comedy, to be exact ― and Evin's malt-chasing expertise, the company soon began racking up the most prestigious awards, with their first 4 single malts averaging 91.6 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. Since then they have expanded from Scotch single malts to Irish ones, as well as single grain and blended malt Scotches, with most releases being cask strength and none of them employing chill filtering or coloring.
Evin lets lesser-known distilleries and their casks take the spotlight, revealing hidden gems with exceptional quality and character. With a team of whisky experts, the final selection is the product of collaborations with several different suppliers, service providers, and trade partners. Chapter 7 has three series of expressions: Monologue, Anecdote, and Prologue. The first are unique single casks, the second once-in-a-lifetime small batches or married atypical whiskies, the third consists of younger malts.
Monologue #23 is a single-cask Highland single malt that comes from Blair Athol, one of Diageo's workhorse distilleries. Built in 1798 in Pitchlory, a lot of the whisky ends up in Bell's Blended Scotch. Distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2022, it's a beautiful 12-year-old that was bottled at 104 proof without chill-filtration or added coloring. The single ex-bourbon hogshead yielded 299 bottles of the nutty, fruity, and malty Scotch.
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