Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced the release of their newest whiskey, Experimental Batch 031: Red, White & Blue Grist.
Made with a blend of stone-ground red, white and blue corn varieties, this commemorative batch celebrates the 10th anniversary of Tennessee’s “Whiskey Bill,” which, in May of 2013, legalized spirits production in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the first time in over 100 years.
This (their 31st batch since 2017) is a high malt bourbon made with three stone-ground corn varieties from Riverview Farms Milling (Ranger, GA), along with more than 25% pale malted barley. Aged for over 4 years in charred & toasted barrels, the finished whiskey showcases the delicate flavor impact of each corn varietal; offering notes of dried fig, sweet corn cake, berries & cream, almond croissant per the brand.
“Every one of our Experimental Single Batches is meant to have its own personality and story, and Batch 031 is no different. Red, White & Blue Grist highlights the unique flavor contributions from less common, stone-milled corn varieties, while also telling the origin story of how Chattanooga Whiskey got started,” said Grant McCracken, Founding Distiller and CPO.
Over 11 years ago, Chattanooga Whiskey’s Vote Whiskey campaign galvanized the local Chattanooga community into action, leading to the drafting of the now famous “Whiskey Bill.” Since the bill was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam on May 16th, 2013, dozens of distilleries have since opened across the state – creating renewed interest and growth from one of the world’s most storied whiskey making regions. In honor of the anniversary of the bill’s signing, each commemorative bottle is adorned with a sticker that was inspired by the seal found on House Bill 102 – a copy of which is on display at the company’s Experimental Distillery.
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: www.chattanoogawhiskey.com
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