Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced the release of its Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend. This whiskey, formulated by Chattanooga’s Founder and CEO Tim Piersant, marks a major milestone for the company.
“We are not only celebrating 10 years of Chattanooga Whiskey,” Piersant said in a prepared statement, “but also celebrating the blending of the past, present, and future of Chattanooga Whiskey.”
In the spring of 2012, Chattanooga Whiskey began blending and bottling 1816, a whiskey that Piersant explained “helped overturn century old distilling laws.”
While eventually succeeded by Chattanooga’s own signature Barrel 91 recipe, the whiskey’s impact wasn’t forgotten.
The Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend is made up of three whiskey recipes distilled in both Chattanooga, Tennessee and Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and includes two Tennessee High Malt mash bills, known as Smoked and SB091.
“The combination of traditional and innovative mash bills showcases the unique influence and balance between the three whiskeys,” said Grant McCracken, Chattanooga’s head distiller. “The flavor profile boasts of notes of root beer float, black cherry, toasted oak and toffee bar, with hints of cedar and sweet smoke.”
After three to four years of primary and secondary aging, casks of the original “1816” recipe (the third mash bill featured in the blend – known as 1816RES) are transferred into Chattanooga Whiskey’s 650 gallon charred oak 1816 Barrel.
It’s here that casks of different ages blend together until ready for the Anniversary Blend bottling.
Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend is bottled at 100 proof and made exclusively at the Chattanooga Whiskey Riverfront Distillery. It’s available at a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750ml bottle.
For more information about each mash bill, check out www.chattwhiskey.com/mashbills.
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