Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced the next release of their Bottled in Bond Vintage Series, the Spring 2018 Vintage.
The series is made exclusively at their Riverfront Distillery and is a single-season, vintage-dated expression of their Tennessee High Malt style.
To be labeled Bottled in Bond, a bourbon must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller, and from one distillery. Legally, it must be aged in a federally-bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof.
“We believe this release not only lives up to the Bottled in Bond tradition, but also pushes our BIB Vintage Series in an exciting new direction,” said Tim Piersant, Chattanooga founder and CEO, in a prepared statement.
Barreled January through June 2018, Chattanooga Whiskey’s Spring 2018 Vintage is built from a selection of four high malt bourbon mash bills, each composed of at least 25% specialty malted grains.
“Our Spring 2018 blend includes a small percentage of a new recipe to the series, R18016,” said Grant McCracken, head distiller. “Made with approximately 20% minimally dried ‘green’ malt in its mash bill, this delicate recipe added a lovely, light complexity to the blend.”
The distiller noted that in this whiskey, you can find aromas and tastes of crème brûlée, apple cobbler and toasted coconut with a long, malty-sweet finish.
Bottled in Bond: Spring 2018 Vintage will soon be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and across TN, GA, FL, TX, IL, IN, SC, LA, KY, AL, and CO at a suggested retail price of $52.99 for a 750ml bottle.