Chattanooga Whiskey recently announced the release of its Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend. This whisky, formulated by Chattanooga founder and CEO Tim Piersant, marks a major milestone for the company.
“We are not only celebrating 10 years of Chattanooga Whisky,” Piersant said in a prepared statement, “but we are also celebrating the blending of Chattanooga Whiskey’s past, present and future.”
In the spring of 2012, Chattanooga Whiskey began blending and bottling 1816a whiskey which, according to Piersant, “helped overturn centuries-old distillation laws”.
Although eventually replaced by Chattanooga’s own signing Cannon 91 recipe, the impact of whiskey has not been forgotten.
The Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend is made from three whiskey recipes distilled in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and includes two Tennessee High Malt mash bills, known as Smoke and SB091.
“The combination of traditional and innovative mash bills showcases the unique influence and balance between the three whiskeys,” said Chattanooga Chief Distiller Grant McCracken. “The flavor profile boasts floaty notes of root beer, black cherry, toasty oak and toffee bar, with hints of cedar and sweet smoke.”
After three to four years of primary and secondary aging, the barrels of the original “1816” recipe (the third draft must featured in the blend – known as 1816RES) are transferred to the charred oak 650 gallon Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Barrel.
This is where casks of different ages blend together until they are ready for bottling the anniversary blend.
The Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend is bottled at 100 degrees and made exclusively at Chattanooga Whiskey Riverfront Distillery. It is available at a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750ml bottle.
For more information on each mash bill, see www.chattwhiskey.com/mashbills.