Chapter 7 Monologue 9 Year Old Caol Ila 2011
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Caol Ila
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2011
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2020
  • Alcohol 52.2%
  • Cask number 160
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butterscotch
  • candied
  • herbs
  • apricot
  • meat
  • orange
  • lemon
  • coffee
  • smoky

Chapter 7

Monologue 9 Year Old Caol Ila 2011 (0.7l, 52.2%)
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Character Goatson
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 284 bottles. Not least of which is that it is bottled at 52.2% 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.

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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Caol Ila
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2011
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2020
  • Alcohol 52.2%
  • Cask number 160
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Harvest Gold

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.

Finish
The finish is long and sweet with notes of lemon curd and macchiato.
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  • butterscotch
  • candied
  • herbs
  • apricot
  • meat
  • orange
  • lemon
  • coffee
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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