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Chattanooga Whiskey’s Experimental Batch 031 Made From Red, White, Blue Corn Blend

Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced their newest expression, Experimental Batch 031: Red, White & Blue Grist.

A statement from the whiskey maker notes that this latest addition to the series is made with a blend of stone-ground red, white and blue corn varieties.

And this commemorative batch was designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tennessee’s “Whiskey Bill,” which passed in May of 2013 and legalized spirits production in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the first time in more than a century.

Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Batch 031
Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced their newest expression, Experimental Batch 031: Red, White & Blue Grist. (image via Chattanooga Whiskey)

Red, White & Blue Grist continues the whiskey brand’s Experimental Single Batch Series. It’s  their 31st batch since 2017, and it’s a high malt bourbon made with three stone-ground corn varieties from Riverview Farms Milling (Ranger, GA), along with more than 25% pale malted barley.

The whiskey itself aged more than four years in charred and toasted barrels. It clocks in at 102 proof (51% ABV). The distiller’s notes show that the finished whiskey showcases the flavor impact of each corn varietal, and it offers aromas and flavors of dried fig, sweet corn cake, berries and cream, and almond croissant.

“Every one of our Experimental Single Batches is meant to have its own personality and story, and Batch 031 is no different,” said Grant McCracken, founding distiller. “Red, White & Blue Grist highlights the unique flavor contributions from less common, stone-milled corn varieties, while also telling the origin story of how Chattanooga Whiskey got started.”

Since the “Whiskey Bill” was signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam on May 16th, 2013, dozens of distilleries have since opened across Tennessee.

And to honor the anniversary of the bill’s signing, each commemorative bottle of Chattanooga Whiskey comes with a sticker that was inspired by the seal found on House Bill 102. A copy of which is on display at the brand’s Experimental Distillery.

Chattanooga Whiskey’s Experimental Distillery now hosts more than 40,000 visitors a year. And the brand’s Riverfront Distillery is the production home to Chattanooga Whiskey’s signature Tennessee High Malt expressions: Chattanooga Whiskey 91, Cask 111, 99 Rye, and the Bottled in Bond Vintage Series.

For more information, check out www.chattanoogawhiskey.com

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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