Chattanooga, TN (May 2023) – Chattanooga Whiskey today announced the latest release in their Bottled in Bond Vintage Series: Spring 2019 Vintage. This fifth release in the series was crafted exclusively at the Chattanooga Whiskey Riverfront Distillery, and made from a variety of unique bourbon mash bills - each comprised of at least 25% specialty malted grains.
To be labeled Bottled in Bond, a bourbon must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller, from one distillery, and in one style. Legally, it must be aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof.
Barreled from January 2019 through June 2019, Chattanooga Whiskey’s Spring 2019 Vintage features two high malt mashbills familiar to the BIB series: SB091, their signature "Barrel 91" recipe, and B005, a wheated high malt recipe. In addition, 40% of the entire blend was aged in custom-toasted and charred barrels, which add additional layers of rich complexity to the final whiskey.
“Each Bottled in Bond vintage is an opportunity for our distillers to express the wide range of flavors and aromas inherent to our Tennessee High Malt style,” said Grant McCracken, Founding Distiller and CPO. "This particular vintage highlights the interplay between two of our more delicately flavored mash bills, and uses a portion of long-toasted barrels to add additional layers of confectionary-rich complexity."
Made in four batches of ten barrels each, this limited release offers notes of pecan praline, vanilla custard, and figgy pudding, with a warm, toasty oak finish. Bottled in Bond: Spring 2019 Vintage will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and across TN, GA, FL, TX, IL, IN, and SC 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.