Introducing Batch 021: Vatted High Malt!
Inspired by the age-old vatted whiskeys of Scotland, this Tennessee High Malt blends (vats) together two distinctive wheated high malts from our two distinctive distilleries. Comprised of 1 pot-distilled recipe and 1 column-distilled recipe, 2 barrels of each recipe were selected for their complementary flavor profiles and then vatted into one very special finishing barrel: a 100+ year old Oloroso Sherry Cask. This rare, unsourced vatting is our innovative take on one of the industry’s oldest traditions, and highlights the best of both whiskeys.
Pot Still Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Pale Malted Wheat, “Melanoidin” Malted Barley, Chocolate Malted Barley
Column Still Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Pale Malted Wheat, Caramel Malted Wheat, Oak Smoked Malted Wheat
Age: 4 years, 1 month
Cooperage: Charred Oak, #4 char
Finishing barrel: “Centenary” Oloroso Sherry Puncheon – 500L
Finishing time: 3 months
Tasting notes: Fragrant aged wine aromas of raisin bread, fruit cake, river rock and walnut skin. Palate has more delicate notes of wheat malt and nutty oloroso, with a subtle note of caramel & chocolate in the finish.
Batch 021: Vatted High Malt will be available exclusively at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery on Friday, November 19th. Limited quantities will also be available on Seelbachs.com (http://chattwhiskey.com/buy).
About our Experimental Single Batch Series
Our Experimental Single Batch Series is a limited collection of single batch whiskeys born from our 100-gallon Experimental Distillery in downtown Chattanooga, TN. The first aged whiskey in our hometown in over 100 years, this series seeks to express uncompromised creativity and innovation without our craft. Each batch utilizes a multitude of grains, barrels, techniques, and unique ingredients to create whiskeys that are truly one-of-a-kind.
Check out our past Experimental Series releases here.