This was one of three samples we selected a barrel from for the first ever Chattanooga Single Barrel selection for Seelbachs. I tasted alongside Breaking Bourbon, Dads Drinking Bourbon and Bourbonr for this inaugural selection. This sample was just a hair over 3 years old at the time of sampling and was aged in a char #4 barrel with no additional toasting. Since this was a selection, I will be leaving it unranked, but I was impressed with the quality of Chattanooga's work so far, and wanted to get my full tasting notes out for those that may be interested in learning more about each barrel that went into this selection (and more about the winner, too).
Pretty similar to Barrel B with a bit less oak and a hair less cocoa. Lots of rich caramel, toffee, some waffle cone and a hint of berry. Fresh baked bread.
Coats well on the palate, heat is very much in check. Caramel, honey roasted peanuts, a bit of cocoa and creme brûlée. Heat grows with time, but the notes stay pleasant.
Short in length, lots of great flavor. Mostly caramel forward here, some cocoa, some peanut brittle. Really pleasant.
If Barrel B weren’t here, this would be a total winner. I’m loving the complexity this has for the youth and the notes are right up my alley as dessert leaning barrels. Really a treat.