Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Chattanooga Whiskey Co.
Distillery: Chattanooga Riverfront Distillery
Release Date: June 2022
Age: NAS (Aged at least 4 years based on TTB regulations)
Mashbill: Blend of four bourbon mashbills all distilled during Spring 2018, and each comprised of at least 25% specialty malted grains:
-36.5% SB091: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley, Honey Malted Barley
-36.5% SB055: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Double Roasted Caramel Malted Barley, Pale Chocolate Malted Barley
-18% B005: Yellow Corn, Malted Wheat, Caramel Malted Wheat, Oak Smoked Malted Wheat
-9% R18016: Yellow Corn, “Green” Malted Barley, Malted Wheat (Red)
Color: Deep Copper
Price: $53 (2022)
Graham cracker | Light grain | Toasted marshmallow | Coffee beans | Werther’s Original candy | Sweet & nutty
Milk chocolate | Malty | Cap’n Crunch cereal | Nutty | Caramel chews | Rich & creamy
Leather | Unsweetened chocolate | Malt grain | Baking spices | Long
Chattanooga Whiskey Co. continues to impress with their Bottled in Bond Spring 2018 edition, melding together four different mashbills showcasing a complex malt-driven flavor profile.
A collaborative effort between all of Chattanooga Whiskey Co.’s distillers, each of the four bourbon mashbills for this release was first created as one of their Experimental recipes. To bring this whiskey together, the specific mashbills were chosen by Chattanooga’s distilling team and scaled up at their Riverfront Distillery in order to become part of the official release.
I reviewed the Spring 2017 Vintage last year, and really enjoyed it. The Spring 2018 Vintage maintains two of the four mashbills, B005 and SB055, but adjusts percentages and swaps out the other two mashbills. As a result, many of the same flavors are maintained, though Spring 2018 leans towards heavier chocolate and caramel flavors. It’s ever-so-slightly better balanced than Spring 2017, and if you have a preference for a “maltier” flavor profile it will reward you in the best of ways.