Chapter 7 Monologue Single Malt Benrinnes Distillery 12 year Whiskey
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: Chapter 7
Age: 12 years
Distilled: February 2009
Bottled: January 2022
Cask Type: Single bourbon hogshead finished in an oloroso hogshead
Cask Number: 301068
Alcohol by Volume: 53%
Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered
Limited Edition: 299 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Benrinnes 12 Year Old Tasting Notes
Selim's tasting notes
Nose: Almonds, quince jelly, custard, gooseberries and pancakes.
Palate: Marzipan and bitter almonds. Gooseberries, lemon, and croissants.
Finish: Heather honey, limoncello, lemon drops and butter.
Ed's tasting notes
Colour: Natural colour, deep gold or bronze. Coats the sides of the glass thickly with a lingering tide line.
Nose: Stewed fruit crumble. Apples with forest fruits cooked in spiced syrup, topped with buttery crumble. The crumble has browned and become toasted around the edges. Thick vanilla custard. Backed by malt and oak.
Palate: Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Bright red fruit and berries with spices and candied orange. Dry oak with a little vanilla. Apples and pears join the red fruit, the longer you hold the whisky on your tongue. At 54% the alcohol is well integrated, adding just a little warmth, and plenty of body.
Finish: Medium, tingling spices are left once the berries and apples disappear.
About this Chapter 7 Whisky
Another great distillery producing meaty character malts for Diageo blends. Benrinnes is popular among independent bottlers. And, rightly appreciated by connoisseurs for its light, fruity character. This release was aged in a bourbon hogshead and then finished in an oloroso hogshead. Rather than going for a 'coloured' result, Chapter 7 Whisky kept the finishing short. This has added magical layer of prunes, sultanas and spices to this already accomplished malt.