Chattanooga, TN (January 2024) – Chattanooga Whiskey today announced the newest release in their award-winning Experimental Single Batch Series: Batch 036: Herbal Infused.
Inspired by the traditional kräuterlikörs of Germany, this experimental bourbon liqueur combines a German-malt-laden mashbill with an infusion of über-traditional botanicals, including star anise, ginseng, bilberry, and sarsaparilla.
“Since it began in 2017, our Experimental Series has been something of a playground for our distilling team – allowing them to explore traditional and lesser known spirit styles from around the world. Batch 036: Herbal Infused explores a very underappreciated German style of liqueur and reimagines it through our Tennessee High Malt lens. The result beautifully balances both tradition and experimentation, taking a world class style to another level.” - Grant McCracken, Chief Product Officer.
As with their previous liqueurs, Batch 036 was crafted from a base of the company’s trademarked Tennessee High Malt Whiskey – which in this case contained a variety of German specialty malts, including pale wheat malt and chocolate malt – infused with 100% real botanical ingredients. After aging in single use bourbon barrels for an entire year, dark candi syrup was blended into the spirit before being bottled in a green bottle, symbolic of the German herbal liqueur style.
“Every one of our liqueurs uses 100% real whiskey and real ingredients, but Herbal Infused takes this approach to another level – infusing 14 different botanicals in multiple "waves," each one for different periods of time. This approach pulls the best characteristics from every ingredient – carefully layering each botanical flavor on top of the next.” - Grant McCracken, Chief Product Officer.
Batch 036: Herbal Infused will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery at $49.99 for a 750ml bottle, and available online for shipping to select states on Seelbachs.com. Bottled at 81 proof, expect notes of root beer float, black licorice, blueberry preserves, and chocolate mint, with a woody ginseng finish. Enjoy chilled alongside a traditional German beer or as a digestif.
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 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.
Chattanooga Whiskey: www.chattanoogawhiskey.com
Experimental Distillery 1439 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN
Riverfront Distillery 890 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN