Allt a Bhainne 9 Year (Chapter 7)

Single Malt

Chapter 7 // Speyside, Scotland

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    4 out of 5 stars
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Chapter 7 is a Swiss independent label which specializes in hand-picked single cask releases. They are bottled at cask strength and are non-chillfiltered. Allt a Bhainne, a Speyside single malt distillery, is not often seen on its own as it is typically used for blends. This cask was filled on the 4th of August 2008. The whisky finished its maturation in a first-fill bourbon hogshead and was bottled on the 4th of September 2017 at a cask strength of 60.7% ABV. Only 321 bottles are available.

  • age
    9 Year
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    finished in first-fill bourbon hogshead

Tasting Notes

"This Allt a Bhainne bottling from Chapter 7 provides a unique taste of a whisky rarely seen on its own, and tasting it neat one can see how it would lend structure to a blend. With a mildly medicinal aroma, its palate is tight and grain-forward, with notes of sea salt, sesame, vanilla, and honeysuckle. It's dry and bracing, especially at its high proof. It's not for the faint of heart, but it's a dram worth trying if one can find it."

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