Have you tried any high malt bourbon?
Jim had bought a bottle of Chattanooga Whiskey Chattanooga Whiskey 111 to compete in a cask strength blind bottle challenge and realized it was not cask strength. It’s actually a high proof bourbon blended from 8-12 barrels and proofed to 111 proof, so he couldn’t use it for that but why not give it a review.
Chattanooga Whiskey was founded in 2011 with the belief and slogan of, “whiskey to the people.” What initially started as sourced Indiana bourbon, Chattanooga Whiskey began distilling their own whiskey in 2015, with their experimental distillery becoming the first to distill in the Chattanooga area in over 100 years. While the 91 & 111 are distributed and available around the nation, Chattanooga Whiskey’s experimental distillery not only provides tours, but also sells their distillery only releases of experimental barrels. Be sure to give them a visit if you pass through the city.
We hope you enjoy Jim and Big Chief’s review.
Tasting Notes: Chattanooga Whiskey Cask 111
Vital Stats: Mash bill is Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley. It has a $45 MSRP. It’s aged for at least two years in toasted and charred 53 gallon barrels.
Appearance: Dark sun tea.
Nose: Pow, Powerful spices right up front that is robust with sweetness. @sunmaid raisins, heath bar toffee with hints of bitter chocolate. Rich and complex.
Palate: I am greeted with the pure taste of sugarcane, mulling spices and molasses. The interesting thing about this whiskey is the disconnect between the nose and palate. The nose is potent, and the taste is smooth and subtle with a beautiful long finish. I get the pleasant feeling of pins and needles on my tongue, like slowly waking up from a long nap.
Finish: Long, lingering and beautiful. This is an all-day sipper. It is a little bitter on the back end.