About Chapter 7 Monologue 12 Year Old Wine Cask Blair Athol 2009 Scotch Whisky
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 #22 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. Mostly matured in ex-bourbon casks, it's rare to find a Blair Athol that was aged in a wine cask. This cask was just that ― presumably a 2nd or 3rd fill one. Bottled in 2021 without chill-filtration or added coloring, it's a deliciously complex 106-proof single malt. 258 bottles were produced.
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About Chapter 7
Chapter 7 is an independent bottler's brand created in 2014, in Switzerland by Selim Evin, as a passion project dedicated to whisky. Inspired by his grandfather’s love of whisky, Evin started off by bottling single casks from Scotland's lesser known distilleries. Whiskies that laid foundations for well known brands, but where nevertheless, not very well known. Driven by sheer curiosity, Evin uncovered whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, and eventually began vatting them, "exploring the fascinating world of blending."
Chapter 7’s Master blenders marry the hand-selected spirit in large vats. Selim Evin travels to Scotland and Ireland to hand select single casks from the inventories of the world’s greatest distilleries. Then he custom bottles each one with its own story. Every cask of Chapter 7 Whisky has its own unique character. From the wood, age, temperature, to its location in the rickhouse.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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