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Chattanooga Whiskey Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend

CAPSULE REVIEW

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Classification: Blend of Straight Bourbons

Company: Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

Distillery: Chattanooga Whiskey Co. and Ross & Squibb Distillery

Release Date: April 2022

Proof: 100

Age: 3 Years (According to the company’s press release, a blend of three bourbons: 51% 3 year old [Chattanooga)] 9% 4 year old [Chattanooga], and 40% 3-4 years old [MGP])

Mashbill: Blend of three bourbon mashbills: 51% 3 year old Chattanooga bourbon: Yellow Corn, Hardwood Smoked Malted Barley (Beach + Mesquite + Apple), Caramel Malted Barley, and Honey Malted Barley; 9% 4 year old Chattanooga bourbon: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley, and Honey Malted Barley; 40% 3-4 year old Ross & Squibb Distillery bourbon: Yellow Corn, Unmalted Rye, Pale Malted Barley

Color: Warm Amber

MSRP: $50 (2022)

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NOSE

Leather | Cocoa nibs | Light oak | Splash of rye spice | Full bodied

palate

Leather | Cocoa nibs | Light oak | Splash of rye spice | Full bodied

finish

Burst of rye spice | Seasoned oak | Savory tobacco | Medium length with a lingering cinnamon note

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According to the company’s press release, Chattanooga Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend is formulated by distillery founder and CEO, Tim Piersant. “After 3-4 years of primary and secondary aging, casks of the original ‘1816’ recipe (the third mash bill featured in the blend - known as ‘1816RES’) are transferred into Chattanooga Whiskey’s 650 gallon charred oak 1816 Barrel. Here, casks of different ages marry together until ready for inclusion into the Anniversary Blend.”

Chattanooga Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend brings together bourbons from the distillery’s history, combining in-house distilled bourbon with bourbon sourced from Ross & Squibb Distillery (formerly MGP), where the company originally got its start. As seen in Smooth Ambler Contradiction, bringing together very different bourbons can be a challenge. For this blend, Chattanooga brings the bourbons together quite well into what is a nicely balanced and cohesive end result. The blend comes across as a bourbon that takes their more typical high malt flavor profile and pulls it into more traditional territory. Its balance is a gift and a curse, as the bourbon is full flavored, but not as unique as their products tend to be. Similar to Chattanooga’s other bourbons, it shows no sign of youth at about 3-4 years old, instead highlighting the flavors that lean towards malt, caramel, toffee, and tobacco. At $50, Chattanooga Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend is money well spent for a bourbon few will dislike.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

June 14, 2022
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