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Chattanooga Whiskey

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Chattanooga, TN (February 8, 2024) – Chattanooga Whiskey announced the latest release in their Barrel Finishing Series: White Port Cask Finished. This marks the independent distillery’s fourth offering in the  limited-edition series, an annual release that celebrates the union of Chattanooga Whiskey’s unique Tennessee  High Malt style with a variety of classic finishing casks.  

"Since our Barrel Finishing Series began in 2021, our goal has always been the same: enhance the character of both the whiskey and the finishing cask. To do that, our team gets specific. Instead of using just one mash bill, we  pull from our wide library of recipes that can speak specifically to the character of the finishing cask; and instead of  using finishing barrels from a large area, we select barrels from very specific regions with their own unique terroir."
- Grant McCracken, Chief Product Officer 

For this fourth series release, Chattanooga Whiskey revisited the famous port style – this time selecting white  port casks from the Carrazeda de Ansiães region of the Douro Valley. Known for its high growing elevations and  steep inclines, this small growing region within the Douro Valley yields ports with rich and fruity aromatic  complexity – boasting sweet notes of honey, vanilla, and stone fruit. 

To highlight and enhance the qualities of these finishing barrels, a custom blend was created of three bourbon mash bills, including a coveted wheated bourbon recipe containing three varieties of toasted and roasted wheat malts.  

“Knowing that white port is characterized by a bright, fresh fruit-forward profile, we specifically chose a blend of our  more delicate mash bills to highlight and support the cask finish. Our signature 91 bourbon mash bill brings honey  and citrus notes; our wheated bourbon brings baked confections and vanilla; and a one-off green malt bourbon adds  hints of tropical fruit and lemongrass. Together, the blend creates a dynamic and approachable whiskey with top  notes of white peach, shortbread, and coconut, followed by an orange marmalade finish.”
- Tiana Saul, Head Distiller 

Aged for over five years, including two years in the white port casks, Chattanooga Whiskey’s White Port Cask Finished showcases a dynamic balance between the flavors of confectionary-sweet malt and luscious ripe  fruit – highlighting the best of both whiskey and wine. 

White Port Cask Finished
will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery on February 9,  2024 and on shelves in select states (TN, GA, LA, SC, KY, FL, TX, IL, IN, and WI) in February at $59.99 for a 750ml  bottle. Limited quantities will also be available online for shipping to select states on in late  February.  

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. Chattanooga Whiskey is an independent distiller, committed to making whiskey “The Tennessee Way,” emphasizing quality, complexity, and authenticity. The Chattanooga  Whiskey Experimental Distillery, the only standalone experimental distillery in the country, 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.  

Chattanooga Whiskey: 

Experimental Distillery 1439 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 

Riverfront Distillery 890 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN

published by: BBTEAM

February 8, 2024
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