Chattanooga Whiskey today announced a new annual limited-edition release: The Vault Series. Selected once a year and bottled in 375ml bottles, the Vault Series features ultra-limited whiskeys that are one-of-a-kind artifacts from Chattanooga Whiskey’s history.
Selected annually by their distilling team, this collection of offshoot experiments, alternate concepts, and rare single barrels is culled from their barrelhouse vault. These archived versions of bygone whiskeys are expressions of both nostalgia and discovery, each one offering a glimpse into the distilling team’s innovation and creative process. The series also gives fans a unique opportunity to rediscover favorite recipes and batches from year’s past.
“Over the past 6 years, Chattanooga Whiskey has crafted over 100 unique whiskey concepts, and while many of these recipes are never repeated, The Vault Series is a chance for our distilling team to turn back time and revisit some of their favorites – this time through a different creative lens.” – Grant McCracken, Founding Distiller
This year’s inaugural Vault Series releases include a trio of rare, 6-year-old single barrels, which showcase a few of Chattanooga Whiskey’s earliest, most cherished High Malt recipes, including Batch 001, Batch 007, and Barrel 91.
“For the inaugural release of our Vault Series, we thought it’d be fun to dig out a few of our oldest recipes and barrels – from both of our distilleries. The first & second barrels both pay homage to our classic “Barrel 91” recipe and highlight the flavor differences between our pot vs. column distillation processes. The third single barrel is arguably our team’s first “whoops” moment – where we mistakenly combined High Malt Bourbon with Rye Malt Whiskey into the same barrel. Thankfully though, some mistakes can be serendipitous…and this one produced one of the most unique whiskeys our team has ever tasted.” – Tiana Saul, Head Distiller
Bottled at barrel proof in 375ml bottles, The Vault Series will be available exclusively at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery for $46.99 per bottle while supplies last.
About Chattanooga Whiskey:
Starting in 2011, Chattanooga Whiskey challenged the laws and won the right to distill whiskey in Chattanooga for the first time in over 100 years. The Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery now hosts over 40,000 visitors per year and serves as a hub of innovation and creativity to push the boundaries of craft whiskey. The Riverfront Distillery is the production home to Chattanooga Whiskey’s signature expressions, Chattanooga Whiskey 91, Cask 111 and 99 Rye, as well as their Bottled in Bond Vintage Series and Barrel Finishing Series.
More recently, Chattanooga Whiskey notably won the Icons of Whisky – Craft Producer of the Year award (both America & Global) at Whisky Magazine’s 2023 World Whiskies Awards.
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