Experimental Distillery - Chattanooga Whiskey

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Making Up for 100 Years of Prohibition

Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery

Opening in March 2015 and located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, our Experimental Distillery is the first distillery to craft whiskey in Chattanooga in over 100 years. With over 100 different barrels maturing in the aging cellar, every visit to the Experimental Distillery is an exploration of the past, present and future of hand-crafted bourbon. Stop by for a tour and tasting and check out our latest releases.

1439 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

423-760-4333

Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday: 11am-9pm
Guided Tours & Whiskey Tastings Hourly: 3pm-8pm

Thursday-Saturday 11am-LATE
Guided Tours & Whiskey Tastings Hourly: 12pm-7pm
Whiskey Cocktail Lounge: 8:30pm-LATE (Must be 21+)

Sunday
Retail Bottle Shop: 12pm-7pm
Guided Tours & Whiskey Tastings Hourly: 12pm-6pm

Book your tour below or call 423-760-4333

Tennessee Whiskey Trail
Mary Covington
Mary Covington
01:51 15 Oct 19
We did the tour and flight tasting and had a great time. Smiley was friendly, fun, & shared a lot of information with us. We had a small group, so we were able to ask all the questions we wanted, & she answered them all. The flight was wonderful, & we were able to find out which bourbons were to our taste. Thanks for offering us the chance to do something different in a totally different setting. Go Chattanooga Whiskey!read more
Seth Sawyer
Seth Sawyer
13:29 14 Oct 19
My wife and I did the distillery tour Saturday and had a great time! Corey, our tour guide, did a wonderful job keeping everything fun but also informative. The whiskey was delicious and there were even a few cocktails thrown in as well. This is a must-do in Chattanooga if you enjoy whiskey at all, and make sure to ask for Corey!read more
Mary Hall
Mary Hall
23:24 12 Oct 19
Caleb was a wonderful tour guide! We had a guy on the tour with us that for some reason desperately needed to seem smarter than the actually workers, and Caleb handled it so graciously. He was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about his work!read more
Andy Moon
Andy Moon
15:18 06 Oct 19
Loved the tour and tasting. The tour was $13 per person but you got 10% discount off of any purchase at Chattanooga Whiskey and the cafe next door. You are led through a short tour that takes about a 1/2 an hour and includes a walk through their experimental still area. You are then led down a flight of stairs to the basement where you are shown the barrels resting and aging. Finally you are presented with a tasting flight that includes several of their whiskies and a couple of mixed drinks showcasing syrups they also sell. This would not be wheelchair friendly as you have to take some stairs to get to the basement to see the barrels but you could skip that part and it would still be a fine tour. The people were all very friendly and the tour guide was knowledgeable. This is a stop on the Tennessee Whiskey Tour so take your log book to get it punched. Parking is about a block away in a pay parking lot, which was $2 for an hour, and the parking lot takes credit/debit cards. I enjoyed the 111 and my wife preferred the 91 - so we bought a bottle of each to enjoy with friends.read more
Chris Follette
Chris Follette
16:08 04 Sep 19
Had a great time on the Whiskey tour. Sarah was an excellent tour guide, and the whiskey flight at the end was wonderful. Pretty neat learning how this company helped to change the distilling laws in Tennessee. I purchased a bottle of the 91 bourbon to take back to Florida with me! Highly recommend this little distillery.read more
albert gonzales
albert gonzales
21:11 31 Aug 19
Corey was a great tour guide! Highly recommend this tour. Great for the bourbon and non-bourbon consumer. Buy tickets early as spots tend to get filled fast.read more
mark moeller
mark moeller
20:22 31 Aug 19
Chattanooga Whiskey is by far my favorite whiskey in all of Tennessee- and I’ve visited them all. The tour by Smiley was informative and personal (and great!) and the whiskey is complex and delicious. I highly recommend the 1816 native- of any barrel. Smiley even let me sample before buying!read more
Sarah Canatsey
Sarah Canatsey
02:02 13 Aug 19
Cory was a great tour guide! I’d been on the tour a couple other times, this time bringing friends from out of town. They loved it too! Lots of great history and whiskey making facts.read more
Stephanie Allen
Stephanie Allen
01:19 04 Aug 19
The first time went we had a great time. We took a tour, we did the tasting and we walked out with several bottles of Whisky, a sticker and a t-shirt. We could not wait to get back. Our next trip was highly disappointing. We found on the website that the shop turned into a bar at 8pm. We decided that we would stop by, do a tasting and decided what bottles were coming home with us. This never happened. We were rudely told that just because the door says 8 it’s actually 8:30 before we could come in. We left for a while and came back. We were then told that they were now at capacity. We tired to explain what happened and that we just wanted to do a quick tasting to purchase some whiskey. We were then rudely told “what do you want us to do. Saturday night is our busy night.” Obviously this company is not interested in our money so we will move on. Just wish I could get the money back for the shirt. I guess I was looking for a new rag.read more
Karen Oswalt
Karen Oswalt
21:09 03 Aug 19
Cory & Julia were fabulous. The tour is extensive and informative. Then we got to sample the products. We had a great time. I highly recommend this tour and sampling. Brandon was our bartender and he was great.read more
Venita Ballard
Venita Ballard
22:09 29 Jul 19
Great fun with friends from out of town (we bring all of our friends from out of town here!!) take the tour! Great fun and you learn about. If you are lucky Smiley will be your tour guide. She is FABULOUS!!! The tasting is fun and you get to try not only their flagship bourbons, but experimental ones as well. It all tops off with a couple great cocktails made with Chattanooga Whiskey. I promise it will be time well spent!read more
Sarah Opseth
Sarah Opseth
11:06 26 Jul 19
If you are a whiskey lover, you must go here! Hayden was an amazing tour guide and bar tender. This distillery was our first stop in Tennessee and Hayden suggested a wonderful place to eat(I highly recommend Main Street Meats).read more
Melissa Gonzalez
Melissa Gonzalez
17:28 23 Jul 19
What a beautiful place! Had a great time. Took a tour with Smiley and she was a delight. Very charming and personable and answered all my questionsread more
Michael Spradlin
Michael Spradlin
21:31 21 Jul 19
Smiley was a great tour guide. Very informative and entertaining!! Definitely recommend it if you are interested in spirits and distilling or brewing. Mike S. 7/21/19read more
Lauren Antista
Lauren Antista
00:11 01 Jul 19
We had a great time on our tour with Corey! The whiskeys are not to be missed! The tour included a generous flight of neat bourbon and a couple of classic cocktails. This shop is along a street filled with lots of local shops with tea, chocolates, ice cream, and more!read more
Michael Fowler
Michael Fowler
17:14 21 Jun 19
Taking a tour of CW is one of the things you must do when in Chattanooga. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Cory was awesome and made the tour fun and educational. The tasting at the end put it over the top!read more
Elaine Tintori
Elaine Tintori
04:48 11 Jun 19
I want to Thank Cory and the rest of the staff at Chattanooga Whiskey Co. for the great service and nice atmosphere. My daughter and I enjoyed the tour and whiskey tasting this afternoon. Cory was extremely knowledgeable and friendly when giving the tour. For anyone in the Chattanooga area I would highly recommend visiting Chattanooga Whiskey Company!!!read more
taylor beck
taylor beck
18:02 06 Jun 19
I had a great experience last week! Corey was not only informative, but very nice and charming! 10/10 would go again! I even filled my own bottle. What a great experience. Definitely worth a stop by even if you just get a souvenir !read more
castileplaids
castileplaids
19:09 27 May 19
Took the whisky tour which was very educational as I know nothing about the distillation process. The whisky tasting at the end was very fun. I did not get the guys’ names but they were a fun bunch and easy to talk to. My favorite tasting was the 1816 Reserve, it went down really smooth. If you like whisky I highly recommend hitting up this gem of Chattanooga.read more
Adam Szczypka
Adam Szczypka
21:48 12 May 19
Truly outstanding. Love of whiskey is apparent at every turn. 1816 Reserve has the potential to eclipse mainstream Jim/Jack/etc. Quite excited for what comes of the experiments. Initial tastes showed promise. 1816 Single Barrel is a quite respectable flagship whiskey. Friendly staff, enlightening tour.read more
Courtney Pointek
Courtney Pointek
16:57 27 Mar 19
My husband and I were in Chattanooga for our anniversary weekend. We were looking for something to do that was in doors since the weather was awful. After seeing so many rave reviews, we decided to try out the distillery and we are SO GLAD we did!! Corey was our tour guide and did an incredible job. At first, i thought it was going to be a very scripted and rehearsed explanation of the distillery, but even when asked several in depth questions, Corey knew the answers and explained everything perfectly. His sense of humor and knowledge made the whole experience great. I also figured the tasting would be a splash of whiskey in a small glass and they'd call it a day, but i was pleasantly surprised by the flight we received at the end of the tour. You are given 4 different whiskeys & 2 mini whiskey cocktails to try. For the $12 price tag of the tour, id say that was more than a decent tasting! Lastly, Corey recommended a restaurant for us to try for dinner, Main Street Meats. I am so glad we chose to go! It was hands down the best meal we've ever had. Thank you Corey, and the entire Chattanooga Whiskey staff for a fantastic last day on our trip!!read more
Tyler Bucco
Tyler Bucco
20:55 20 Mar 19
Caitlyn was our tour guide and she absolutely killed it. Love the vibe and the whiskey. My wife and I came from Peoria, IL and we both loved it. We will no doubt be back.read more
Jeff Perkins
Jeff Perkins
20:27 17 Mar 19
We had Smiley for a tour guide, and her knowledge of the company, and the history, as well as the whiskey and bourbon distillery process was awesome! She gave the impression that she had a personal stake in the success of the company. Great attitude and awesome tour! I will definitely take friends there if we find ourselves back in ChooChoo.read more
Gingey Sarah
Gingey Sarah
18:09 12 Mar 19
$12 for a tour and six 1/3 oz tasters of delicious Chattanooga whiskey and/or whiskey cocktails. Our guide Smiley gave us a great walk-through and answered all our questions! Good people.read more
Nathan Aldrich
Nathan Aldrich
00:20 10 Mar 19
Full house for the tour, but still felt intimate. Our tour guide Smiley was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The history of distilleries and prohibition were concise and we'll explained. After all that the whiskey tasting was wonderful. Four different bottles, and two very popular cocktails rounded out a wonderful evening. Thanks to Chattanooga Whiskey and tour guide Smiley! Will definitely be back again.read more
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Ashley W.
Ashley W.
2019-03-27 16:13:38
We came here with a group for work and really enjoyed the tour. Kaitlin kept it fun and really knew her stuff!! Great walkable area as well
Jamie B.
Jamie B.
2019-03-04 04:14:29
What an experience yesterday! Our tour guide Smiley was awesome! She schooled us on whiskey and bourbon and the entire process of making the delicious their...
Kathleen C.
Kathleen C.
2019-03-03 13:50:35
Husband and i were in the area for a concert, so decided to stop into Chattanooga Whiskey since we are bourbon freaks (*as in we stopped in probably 15...

Book Your Tour

Learn our history, our craft production process, and what makes Chattanooga Whiskey’s Experimental Distillery the only distillery of its kind in the country. Approximately 1 hour in duration, tours are $12.00 per person. At the end of the tour, guests of legal drinking age (21+) can sample our award winning whiskey with a one-of-kind whiskey flight.

One-hour | $12.00 per person

*We strongly encourage tour reservations be made in advance either online or call 423.760.4333

Whiskey Cocktail Lounge

Be our guest at our whiskey cocktail lounge open from 8:30pm to late, Thursday through Saturday. Have a seat at the bar and explore our experimental whiskeys through a flight, or indulge in one of our specialty craft cocktails. Great place to start or end your evening.

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