Chattanooga Whiskey 91
Chattanooga Whiskey Co. // Tennessee, USA
Chattanooga Whiskey 91 is made from a four-grain mash bill which in addition to yellow corn uses three malted grains: rye malt, caramel malted barley, and honey malted barley. The mash bill recipe was chosen by master distiller Grant McCracken -- Barrel 91-- from the 100 barrels distilled at the brand's experimental distillery. Chattanooga refers to this whiskey as a Tennessee High Malt, but technically this is a straight bourbon. Matured for a minimum of two years in toasted and charred barrels and is finished in a charred 4000-gallon oak solera barrel.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask TypeToasted and charred oak; finished in charred oak solera
"This new whiskey from Chattanooga is distinguished both by its high-malt mash bill and finishing in a large solera. Everything about it is well-balanced: It's light-bodied but pleasantly strong, with notes of vanilla and only moderate smoky char. A bit of brown sugar sweetness comes through on the palate and the finish is bright with a hint of cedar. Though it doesn't stray too far from a classic bourbon profile, Chattanooga has produced a whiskey that is unique, good, and affordable; that's a promising feat for a new distillery. "