Chattanooga Whiskey Introduces 2018 Vintage Bottled-in-Bond Expression

| October 5, 2022

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced the next release in their Bottled-in-Bond Series, the Fall 2018 Vintage.

Chattanooga’s distillers craft their spirits at the Riverfront Distillery and the entries in this series are single-season, vintage-dated expressions of their Tennessee High Malt style.

The Fall 2018 Vintage is the fourth release in their Bottled-in-Bond series, and to be labeled as such, a bourbon must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller, and from one distillery.

Bottled-in-Bond: Fall 2018 Vintage

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced the next release in their Bottled-in-Bond Series, the Fall 2018 Vintage. (image via Chattanooga Whiskey)

Legally, it has to be aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof.

Chattanooga Whiskey’s Fall 2018 was barreled July through December of 2018, and it’s made from a selection of four high-malt bourbon mash bills, all made within the same distilling season, and each made up of at least 25 percent specialty malted grains.

A statement from Chattanooga Whiskey explains that the Fall 2018 Vintage features two mashbills familiar to the Bottled-in-Bond series, SB091 and B005, which are joined by two mashbills new to the series, B002 and R18098.

The distiller’s notes show that these add a variety of specialty malts, including cherrywood smoked malt, naked oat malt, and de-husked chocolate malt. Together, the two new mashbills make up 50 percent of the recipe, and contribute tastes and aroma of smoky dark chocolate, cherry pie, and caramel corn to the final whiskey.

“As with previous vintages, our distilling team aimed to create a blend that would pair well with the season, and we’re proud to say we think this fall release hits that mark,” said Grant McCracken, Chattanooga’s head distiller.

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Bottled-in-Bond: Fall 2018 Vintage is available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and at markets in TN, GA, FL, TX, IL, IN, OH, SC, LA, AL, and CO. It has a suggested retail price of $52.99 for a 750ml bottle.

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