Chattanooga, TN (May 2023) – Chattanooga Whiskey announced today the release of Founder’s 11th Anniversary Blend. This highly anticipated release launched with a Founder’s Celebration Party on April 26th at the company’s Riverfront Distillery. Here attendees had the opportunity to be the first to taste the final product, along with individual whiskeys contained in the blend. Formulated yearly by Founder & CEO Tim Piersant, Founder’s Anniversary Blend commemorates the company's anniversary since releasing their first whiskey in April of 2012.
Following in the footsteps of last year's critically acclaimed 10th Anniversary Blend, the 11th Anniversary edition of Founder's revisits a familiar theme by blending three whiskeys which symbolize the company's past, present, and future. Similar to last year's vintage, this year's blend includes two repeat inclusions: the company’s original law-changing "1816" whiskey recipe (Lawrenceburg, IN), along with the company's now signature "Barrel 91" recipe (Chattanooga, TN). These two solera-finished whiskeys from the "past” and “present" join whiskey from a third "Infinity" solera, which contrastingly contains an evolving blend of straight whiskeys from both of Chattanooga Whiskey’s distilleries.
“Tasted on their own, the whiskey from each solera barrel is wildly different from the other,” said Grant McCracken, Founding Distiller and CPO, “From the traditional essence of ‘1816’, to the high-malt heritage of ‘91’, to the expressive and ever-changing ‘Infinity’, each barrel not only showcases the range of styles inherent to whiskey making, but also provides a range of options for blending."
The new 1,645 gallon "Infinity" solera presents the company’s third solera collaboration with Foeder Crafters of America (St. Louis, MO), who also crafted the company's "1816" and "91" barrels. Wrapped in lattice-styled stainless banding, the one-of-a-kind barrel reveals overlapping infinity, hourglass, and DNA helix symbols, collectively meant to symbolize the company's never-ending commitment to innovation.
“Founder's is a great example of how we continue to take the road less traveled. Having 3 Solera Barrels is completely unique to the industry,” said Founder & CEO Tim Piersant. “It's a really cool opportunity to explore blending these 3 barrels together, and even cooler to be able to share that blend with others.”
A recurring release in the company’s range of core expressions, Founder’s Anniversary Blend will change from year-to-year and highlight each solera’s ever-evolving impact to the final blend. This year’s vintage is comprised of 25% “1816”, 50% “SB091”, and 25% “INFINITY”. Together, the blend of straight whiskeys offers notes of cream soda, chocolate chip cannoli, toasted oak, panna cotta, and candied walnut.
Founder’s 11th Anniversary Blend
Chattanooga Whiskey Riverfront Distillery. More information about each mash bill is available at chattwhiskey.com/mashbills. Available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for a 750ml bottle.
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 Tennessee High Malt expressions: Chattanooga Whiskey 91, Cask 111, 99 Rye, and the Bottled in Bond Vintage Series.
Chattanooga Whiskey: http://www.chattanoogawhiskey.com
Experimental Distillery 1439 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN
Riverfront Distillery 890 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN