Chattanooga Whiskey this month announced the latest release in their Bottled in Bond Vintage Series: Fall 2019. Barreled from July 2019 through December 2019, this seasonal vintage brings the rich, autumnal flavors of custom-toasted barrels to their award winning series.
As with previous vintages, Fall 2019 was exclusively produced at Chattanooga Whiskey’s Riverfront Distillery, and was crafted from a variety of unique high-malt bourbon mash bills – all made within the same distilling season – and each one composed of at least 25% specialty malted grains.
The 6th vintage since 2021, the Fall 2019 blend features three unique mash bills, each one aged in a portion of custom-toasted barrels, which were developed in collaboration with their cooper (Independent Stave Company) to match the flavor characteristics of the underlying recipes.
A light, low temperature toast profile was designed to complement their coveted “Wheated” recipe, while a much longer, hotter toast profile was crafted to pair with their chocolate-lover “Roasted” recipe. These two toast profiles joined Chattanooga Whiskey’s signature “Barrel 91” custom toast profile, which is toasted for an extended period of time through a broad range of temperatures.
“While this isn’t the first time toasted and charred barrels have been used in our Bottled in Bond series, this particular vintage utilizes multiple types of toasted barrels; each one custom-developed to match the flavor profiles of the three mash bills included in the blend,” said Grant McCracken, Founding Distiller and Chief Product Officer. “Together, the combination of multiple mash bills and multiple barrel types brings an amazing complexity to the whiskey, and really speaks to what our Bottled in Bond is all about.”
Made in four batches of 11 barrels each, this limited release offers fall-friendly notes of milk chocolate, root beer, sweet potato pie, and amaretto, with a spicy cinnamon finish.
Chattanooga Whiskey Bottle-In-Bond Notes:
Age: Greater than 4 years
Proof: 100 (50% ABV)
Mash Bill: 46% SB091 + toast, 18% SB091, 9% B005 + toast, 9% B005, 9% SB055 + toast, 9% SB055
Fermentation: Attemperated, 7 days
Cooperage: Toasted & Charred Oak, 53 gallon
Batch Size: 10-12 barrels
Style: Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, root beer, sweet potato pie, amaretto, with a spicy cinnamon finish
Bottled in Bond: Fall 2019 Vintage will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and across TN, GA, KY, FL, TX, IL, IN, OH, and CO at a suggested retail price of $52.99 for a 750ml bottle. More information about each mash bill can be found at chattwhiskey.com/mashbills.
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.