Chattanooga Whiskey Releases Its Bottled in Bond Vintage Series

Chattanooga Whiskey out of Tennessee recently announced the first release of its Bottled in Bond Vintage Series: Spring 2017. The release marks a new permanent addition to the Chattanooga Whiskey family of brands.

“We continue to push the boundaries of what Tennessee High Malt can be, and this might be one of our most complex expressions yet, both in product and package,” said Chattanooga Whiskey’s Tim Piersant, CEO and Founder, in a prepared statement. “This release is an original work of art that I don’t believe you can compare to any other bottle of bourbon in the market.”

A true bottled in bond whiskey, for those that don’t know, must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller, and from one distillery. Legally, it must be aged in federally bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. The Chattanooga Whiskey’s Spring 2017 meets all requirements, the distillers said.

Chattanooga Whiskey Bottled in Bond Vintage Series: Spring 2017

Chattanooga Whiskey Bottled in Bond Vintage Series: Spring 2017 (image via Chattanooga Whiskey)

The Bottled in Bond release is the single-season, vintage-dated expression of Chattanooga Whiskey’s Tennessee High Malt Style and crafted from a selection of four unique high malt bourbons mash bills. Each of those bills are composed of at least 25% specialty malted grains.

“Since the inception of our Experimental Distillery in 2015, our team of distillers have created hundreds of unique bourbon mash bills. A selection of our favorite recipes were scaled to our Riverfront Distillery,” Head Distiller Grant McCracken said. “These recipes make up our 2017 Bottled in Bond Vintage Series. Each recipe has its own signature qualities that make it unique and special — and blended together, they are greater than the sum of their parts.”

This 100 proof Tennessee High Malt expression is medium-bodied and bottled January through June 2017. It has official tasting notes of spiced fruit, plums, wildflower honey, and butterscotch with a structured, wine-like finish.

The Chattanooga Whiskey Bottled in Bond will be available in Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and the distillery itself at a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750 ml bottle.


Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.