A whisky can have the youthful exuberance of a Jane Austin character, the absolute power of an Alfred Tennyson poem and the surprise finish of an Agatha Christy novel. We’re using whisky to write an anthology, and every edition is a new chapter.
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Monologue 26 Year Old Blended Whisky
As this edition is the first Blended Scotch Whisky from Chapter 7. It had to be something special. It's from a single sherry butt. It isn't your usual blend that contains on average 25% malt whisky.
We wanted to make sure this blend leaves an impression on malt whisky drinkers. So we made it with 50% malt content. On the grain side, we used some 31 year old single grain. It's powerful, but elegant. It will impress any malt drinker with its strength, body and sophistication.
Monologue Ledaig 24 Year Old Whisky
At Tobermory, they split whisky production between the Tobermory and Ledaig single malts. There’s the bright and colourful Tobermory. And there is Ledaig, which is robust, with sweet smoke and earthy notes.
This monologue whisky is something unique. Something unheard of. This in unpeated Ledaig. Now, hold on. How can a Ledaig be unpeated? Well, our guess is Tobermory spirit went into a cask that contained Ledaig. The whisky as an incredible, subtle peat on the palate. This is the first Ledaig release from Chapter 7. It’s a phenolic phenomenon. And it’s specular.
Monologue Ledaig 10 Year Old Whisky
Ledaig Distillery is located in Tobermory village, on the Island of Mull, but today it's known as the Tobermory Distillery. At Tobermory, they split whisky production between the Tobermory and Ledaig single malts. There’s the bright and colourful Tobermory. And there is Ledaig, which is robust, with sweet smoke and earthy notes.
After bottling a 24 year old unpeated Ledaig, we thought it would be good to offer a younger cask. So we did. We wanted to let admirers of Island style compare the old versus the young and the peated vs the unpeated. We think it’s a very cool thing to try.
Chronicle Secret Islay 8 Year Old Whisky
Chronicles are small batches from 3-6 casks that we repeat in our anthology over time. The whiskies come from our stocks of carefully selected, re-racked and finished casks. The whisky spent five years in refill bourbon hogsheads before spending a further three years in first fill bourbon barrels. This process carefully layers the ex-bourbon flavour profile on to this whisky, creating a stunning dram.
Our taste has always been for whiskies aged in bourbon casks. With this whisky, we wanted to have a noticeable, but balanced bourbon wood-aged Islay malt. As we will be continuing the series, the next Chronicle may open new horizons with unexpected wood finishes.
Anecdote 24 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky
Anecdotes are our short whisky anthology stories. They are one-off, unique and rare. This whisky's story began when four sensational casks arrived in our warehouse. We selected two of them to make our first Anecdote.
This blended malt is 17% Laphroaig and 20% Highland Park. The other of 63% comes from Speyside's famous distilleries. But they're a secret. We can't tell you which they are. But they're fantastic. The whiskies married in bourbon casks for 24 years. The barrels provided fruitiness, a touch of maritime notes and subtle peat.
Monologue Auchentoshan 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Auchentoshan is the only Scottish distillery to triple distil all its whisky. You tend to only see triple distillation in Irish Whisky. The process is rather complex and the new make spirit that comes out of the 3rd still is at 82% ABV. Triple distillation removes the heavy flavours and harshness. Because of the process, you can get a lot more cask character and influence.
Our single barrel whisky has matured for 22 years. That long maturation has developed a beautiful spirit. This is our first Lowland whisky, and it's a special one. It was worth waiting for.
Monologue Caol Ila 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Caol Ila whisky is different from its Islay neighbours. The smoke is less prominent, for a start. But it's more than that. It's mashing. fermentation regime, stills and the cut points are unique. Caol Ila produces a fruity malt that even people who don't like peat still like. Our Malt Chaser was introduced to peaty whiskies by a well-aged Caol Ila.
This particular cask comes from our stock of Caol Ila hogsheads that we re-racked into first-fill bourbon casks over 3 years ago. We cut this whisky to 53% alcohol by volume where we think it tastes best. This Caol Ila is a must-try, for peat lovers and haters alike.
Monologue Imperial 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
lmperial's chequered history means it never had a chance to become established as a single malt brand. It's a story of bad timing.
Owners mothballed and reopened it several times in its hundred-year history. By the time single Malt was becoming popular in the 1970s, it was already committed to supplying their malt for blends. Single malt whisky came into its own in the 1990s.
While it has not reached the cult status of Brora or Port Ellen. Its reputation continues to grow. There isn't much stock left and this cask is one of the very few left. This is a unicorn whisky!
Monologue Williamson 9 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky
Williamson is a tea-spooned malt. But what is tea-spooning? Sometimes distilleries don't want their brand names an independent bottler's label. So, they add a teaspoon of malt whisky from another distillery and make the whisky a 'blend'. That way, the independent bottler can't use their trademark. In the whisky trade, tea-spooned malts have distinct names like 'Williamson'. People know where the whisky is from, they can't put the name on the bottle.
We’d always wanted to bottle a Williamson cask, and we’re thrilled with this one. This is a powerful whisky that reflects the unedited character of Laphroaig distillery.
Monologue Mannochmore 11 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The young Mannochmore distillery has a brief but successful history. Mannochmore was a major contributor to the Haig's blends. John Haig & Company Limited managed it until 1985 when they mothballed it.
In 1989 the distillery was re-opened again. The first official single malt bottling was a 12 year old under the Flora & Fauna range. Under Diageo’s ownership, the distillery has continued to be a bulk provider of malt whisky for blends.
Mannochmore is no stranger to Chapter 7, but this is our first bottling. Don't miss this whisky. It is a great opportunity to discover what goes into those delicious Diageo blends.