Islay Scotch Cask Finish Release
INTRODUCING THE SECOND RELEASE OF OUR BARREL FINISHING SERIES: ISLAY SCOTCH CASK FINISH!
Our limited edition finishing series celebrates the union of Tennessee High Malt into a variety of classic finishing casks. Crafted from a combination of unique bourbon mash bills, each containing over 25% specialty malt, each batch is made to complement the flavor characteristics of the finishing barrel.
For our second finish in this series, our distillers sought out one of the most famous whisky styles of Scotland – Islay scotch. Each batch is made from a blend of three finishing casks, sourced from three different distilleries in the southernmost part of the Isle – near Kildalton. This region of Islay is renowned for their rich, earthy and peat-forward scotches which are made from barley malt that is dried and smoked with peat moss native to the island.
To highlight and enhance the qualities of these finishing barrels, our distillers selected a pair of complementary-flavored mash bills, including B004 – a Scottish style bourbon recipe containing peated malt, naked oat malt and honey malt. Aged for over 4 years – including 3 months in 250 liter Islay Scotch hogsheads – the result is a celebration of one of the world’s most iconic whiskey styles, alongside our very own Tennessee High Malt.
Proof: 95 (47.5% ABV)
Mash Bill: B004, SB091 Cooperage: 53 gal, toasted & charred oak barrels
Filtration: Non-chill Finishing Cooperage: Islay Scotch Barrels (3 types)
Finishing Time: Greater than 3 months
Age: Greater than 4 years Batch size: 5-7 barrels
Tasting notes: Earthy smoke, heather, honeydew, toasted oats, & toffee pudding
Islay Scotch Cask Finish will go on sale first exclusively at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery on Friday, January 21st, before making its way to select markets in TN, GA, FL, TX, & IL in the following weeks. Limited quantities will also be available on Seelbachs.com (http://chattwhiskey.com/buy).