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Tennessee’s Only High Malt Producer Delivers A Bottle Whiskey Aficionados Have Been Begging For

Chattanooga WhiskeyTennesse’s only High Malt Whiskey producer – has just released their Tawny Port finished whiskey. Part of the brands Barrel Finishing Series, this 47.5% ABV bottling has something we’ve seen from fairly few American craft producers.

This Limited Edition release is comprised of only 6-7 barrels, features no filtration and spent more than 6 months aging in Tawny Port barrels. Port – a fortified dessert wine – often imparts beautiful berry, cocoa, fig and raisin bread notes to whiskey.

We here at Whiskey Raiders were fortunate enough to sample the new bottling and found it to be a great success when reviewed. “In this case, the Port Cask finish is a perfect demonstration of experimentation gone right – perfectly so. Tawny Port and Chattanooga’s High Malt Whiskey are great compatriots, and this bottling is a great success in my opinion.” – from editor Jay West.

Chattanooga Whiskey has quickly found themselves new on the whiskey scene and respected by enthusiasts and spirit nerds even more quickly. Earlier this year, Whiskey Raiders stated: Chattanooga 111 Is Probably The Best Craft Whiskey You Can Buy Today.

For the full press release from Chattanooga Whiskey, read below:


Chattanooga Whiskey Barrel Finishing Series

 

Proof: 95 (47.5% ABV)

Mash Bill: B001, B005, SB055, R18025, R18106 & R17113

Cooperage: 53 gal, toasted & charred oak barrels

Filtration: Non-chill

Finish: Tawny Port Barrels

Finishing Time: Greater than 6 months

Age: Greater than 3 years

Batch Size: 6-7 barrels

Tasting Notes: Fig jam, blackberries, chocolate syrup, toasted oak, raisin. Full-bodied, with a layered, sweet wine finish.

 

Our limited edition finishing series celebrates the union of Tennessee High Malt into a variety of classic finishing casks. Crafted from a combination of unique bourbon mash bills, each containing over 25% specialty malt, each batch is made to complement the flavor characteristics of the finishing barrel.

Our limited edition finishing series celebrates the union of Tennessee High Malt into a variety of classic finishing casks. Crafted from a combination of unique bourbon mash bills, each containing over 25% specialty malt, each batch is made to complement the flavor characteristics of the finishing barrel.

For our first finish, our distillers sought out one of the most famous fortified wines of Portugal, Tawny Port. Our finishing casks come from the eastern most edge of the famous Douro valley bordering Spain, known as Duoro Superior. This region yields some of the highest quality Tawny Ports of the region, noted for their rich, caramel-sweet, fruit-forward characteristics.

To highlight and enhance the qualities of these finishing barrels, our distillers brought together a custom blend of 6 Tennessee High Malt mash bills, selected together for their fruity wine-line flavors and aromas. Aged for over 3 years, including 6 months in the Tawny Port casks, the result is a celebration of one of the world’s most iconic wine styles alongside our very own Tennessee High Malt.

Featured Mash Bills:
B001 – Dried Fruit, Spice
B005 – Butterscotch, Pastry
SB055 – Chocolate, Brown Sugar
R18025 – Caramel, Honey, Citrus
R18016 – Toasted Oak, Red Fruit
R17113 – Dried Fruit, Jam

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