Chapter 7 Monologue 26 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Chapter 7 Monologue 26 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

(0.75l, 44.9%)


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The first blended Scotch release from Chapter 7 needed to be great, and it is one of the best we’ve had this year.

The premiss of Chapter 7 Whisky is simple — each cask of Whisky is unique. The wood, age, temperature, its location in the rick-house… everything tells its own story. Large Scotch producers marry casks in large vats before bottling so that the master blender can try to make them all taste the same. The folks at Chapter 7 Whisky think that’s a shame.

Chapter 7 is the brain-child of Selim Evin. He thinks that each cask should tell its own unique tale, so he 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. How many bottles you ask? Well, until the barrel is empty.

This particular bottling is the first blended Scotch ever released from Chapter 7. But this is no "ordinary" Scotch blend. Chapter 7 Monologue Blended Scotch Whisky is comprised of twenty-six year-old malt Spirits that was combined with thirty-one year-old single grain in a single Sherry butt. And the ratio of malt to grain Spirit is 50/50. Since this combination of rare Whiskies came from a single barrel like this, it’s not a surprise that there are only 618 bottles available in total at 44.9% ABV… that’s it. There is never enough paradise to go around it seems, so first come, first served.

Smartass Corner:
Chapter 7 has organized their releases into three categories. "Monologues" are single cask releases with a strictly limited quantity. "Anecdotes" are small batch or select blends that cannot be reproduced. Finally, "Chronicles" are small batch releases that are reproducible.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    44.9%
  • Distillery
    Undisclosed
  • Age
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Single Cask?
    Yes

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figs
spicy
toffee
oak
marmelade
apple
woody
vanilla
grain
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Corner
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Ruddy Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is filled with complex grain and wood influences of vanilla, sultanas, rancio, and marmalade.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile follows with layers of baking spices, fig, butter, toffee, a hint of apple, and oak.

Finish
The finish is smooth, fruity, and viscous.
Ratings & Reviews
Bruce
Bruce,
I received one of the "bad" bottles. The comment about turpentine is correct. I poured some in a glass and let it sit. Before long all I could think of from the aroma was paint thinner. I thank the company for recognizing this and correcting the issue. Looking forward to trying another find.
 
Tate
Tate,
I opened it with a friend in my scotch club and it is not a single malt but it was a very nice aged blended scotch and I had been informed there could be an issue but I thought it was a excellent scotch.
 
Erik
Erik,
There was a quality control issue with this batch. Mine was terrible (turpentine), others (see below) were fine. I received a full refund (without asking) and a discount for a future purchase. I've changed my review from 1 star to 5 star to reflect the production issue and integrity of the company. I look forward to giving this company another try.
 
Erik
Erik,
There was a quality control issue with this batch. Mine was terrible (turpentine), others (see below) were fine. I received a full refund (without asking) and a discount for a future purchase. I've changed my review from 1 star to 5 star to reflect the production issue and integrity of the company. I look forward to giving this company another try.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Unfortunately it was super sweet and left a terrible aftertaste on the tongue for a long time after sipping a dram. I'm glad the distillery realized there was a problem and issued a refund.
 
Lee
Lee,
If you don't have something nice to say... Thank you Flaviar for refunding us for this!
 
Dave
Dave,
Unfortunately I have to agree with the previous comments. I was very excited when I saw this particular whisky. I tried it multiple times under different circumstances, and I cannot say I enjoyed it one bit. I even had a few friends that have been sampling whiskies for decades try it, and we all had the same 1 star review. I agree with every comment Mark, John, and Thomas made.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I have to agree this was the least favorable of my collection, even had a tasting with other friends that enjoy scotch and the consenus was this was a very big disapointment, tryiny to stay PC on my comments. I agree with Mark and John.
 
Robert
Robert,
Initially a smooth drink but has a heavy after taste of licorice. This blend is not my preference.
 
Mark
Mark,
Terrible nose. Turpentine. Bleh.
 
John
John,
If you're a fan of turpentine, grease and cooking oil, this is right up your alley. Worst Scotch ever tasted.
 
Mr.
Mr.,
A hidden gem
 
Erik
Erik,
The worst nose of any scotch whisky I've ever tried. Mostly a turpentine scent. The initial initial taste doesn't reflect the nose which is bland. However, the finish is extremely spicy with hints of pine tar. No real smoke or peat like an Islay, no sweetness or fruit like a Speyside. It's more reminiscent of a moonshine finished in a bourbon barrel than anything else.
 
Aljaz
Aljaz,
Really loved this blend. Perfect amount of what i like in a Scotch. Everything is there... Kudos to the blender!
 
Trevor
Trevor,
I'm not much of a blended scotch drinker and tend to prefer malt whiskies. This is a great blend! Perfect harmony, smooth and succulent with a much longer finish than any blend I've ever had. Dried fruits (raisins and prunes) on the palate with coffee and black chocolate :)
 
David
David,
Really smoky, a bit sweet. I was expecting a more refined flavor for a 26 year old blend. I have little problem devouring scotch, but this bottle may be around awhile. Granted, my tastes are most certainly different from others.
Aljaz
Aljaz,
David, are u sure u tasted this drink. There is like 0 smoke in this blend. No peat, no smoke, just smooth whisky bliss.
EJ
EJ,
I just got a notice from flaviar there was a faulty batch with this release, so if you see wildly different experiences in these reviews, that is the likely cause
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