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There are only 284 bottles of this Caol Ila release with an exotic aroma and creamy palate — and you can have one of them.
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.
Consistent with all of the releases in their Monologue series, Chapter 7 Monologue 9 Year Old Caol Ila 2011 is a single cask. We’re not saying it’s a series of single casks — it is one single cask of Islay Single Malt from one of the most revered distilleries. Fans already adore Caol Ila Single Malts. And there is even more to love about this special release of just 297 bottles. Not least of which is that it is bottled at 50.4% ABV, delivering all of its lightly-smoked perfection with elegance and grace. Cask #160 was distilled in May of 2011 and bottled in September of 2020.
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.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is exotic with notes of roasted plantains, braised herbs ’de Provence, and butterscotch candies.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is creamy with notes of ripe apricot, flan, smoked brisket, and candied oranges.
The finish is long and sweet with notes of lemon curd and macchiato.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Chapter 7 Monologue 9 Year Old Caol Ila 2011 Scotch Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.