Chattanooga Whiskey 91: Tennessee High Malt
Tennessee High Malt is our rich, malt-forward approach to bourbon. Made from the finest malted grains, each step of our process has been crafted to highlight the complexity of these ingredients. Our signature Tennessee High Malt recipe – known to our distillers as “Barrel 91” – was selected from the first 100 barrels produced at our Experimental Distillery.
Made from 4 grains, including 3 select specialty malts, Tennessee High Malt starts with an attemperated 7-day fermentation. This extended process highlights both the rich, high-malt character while also adding a nuanced, fruity complexity to the spirit. After fermentation, each batch is distilled in our custom 30ft. column still before being laid to age in two types of charred & toasted oak barrels. This combination of cooperage imparts a balanced, confection-rich character to the aged whiskey, while also harmonizing with its malty-rich character.
After aging more than 2 years, Chattanooga Whiskey 91 utilizes our version of the solera finishing process - bringing together nearly 100 barrels into a 4000-gallon, charred, white oak Solera finishing barrel, which rarely goes empty.*
Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley
Age: Greater than 2 years
Proof: 91 (44.5% ABV)
Fermentation: Attemperated, 7 days
Cooperage: Toasted & Charred Oak Barrels, 53 gallon
Finishing Cooperage: Charred Oak Solera Barrel, 4000 gallon
Batch Size: 8-12 barrels
Style: Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Tasting Notes: Butterscotch pudding, dried apricot, honeyed toast, & pound cake
*Solera last emptied on:
June, 2019 - transition from "1816" recipe to Chattanooga-made "91" recipe
March, 2022 - transition to Tennessee-grown corn
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Meet Our Solera Barrel
Utilizing our own version of the classic solera process, we bring together 100 fully aged barrels of Chattanooga Whiskey 91 into one large, charred oak barrel which rarely goes empty. After each small batch bottling, we then top the solera with 8-12 mature barrels. This continued process allows the younger and older whiskey to marry together, imparting a gradual complexity over time.
BIB Spring 2019
Bottled in Bond: Spring 2019 Vintage
100 Proof – A blend of 2 Tennessee High Malt mash bills. Barreled from January-June 2019.
Founder's: 11th Anniversary Blend
100 Proof – A commemorative blend of 3 straight whiskeys finished in 3 separate solera barrels. Distilled in both Chattanooga, TN & Lawrenceburg, IN.
Barrel Finishing Series: Silver Oak Cabernet Cask Finished
95 Proof – Made with 5 single malt mash bills and finished in Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
Cask 111: Tennessee High Malt
111 Proof – Unfiltered & cask-forward. Made from a select, single fermentation of 4 grains, including 3 specialty malts.
99 Rye: Tennessee Rye Malt
99 Proof – Straight Rye Malt Whiskey made from 4 grains including 3 specialty rye malts.
BIB Fall 2018
Bottled in Bond: Fall 2018 Vintage
100 Proof – A blend of 4 Tennessee High Malt mash bills. Barreled from July-December 2018.
BIB Spring 2018
Bottled in Bond: Spring 2018 Vintage
100 Proof – A blend of 4 Tennessee High Malt mash bills. Barreled from Jan-June 2018.
Founder's: 10th Anniversary Blend
100 Proof – A commemorative blend of 3 bourbon mash bills distilled in both Chattanooga, TN, and Lawrenceburg, IN.
Barrel Finishing Series: Islay Scotch Cask Finish
95 Proof – Made with a peated Tennessee High Malt mash bill and finished in 3 types of Islay Scotch casks.
BIB Fall 2017
Bottled in Bond: Fall 2017 Vintage
100 Proof – A blend of 4 Tennessee High Malt mash bills. Barreled from July-Dec 2017.
BIB Spring 2017
Bottled in Bond: Spring 2017 Vintage
100 Proof – A blend of 4 Tennessee High Malt mash bills. Barreled from Jan-June 2017.
Barrel Finishing Series: Tawny Port Cask Finish
95 Proof – A blend of 6 Tennessee High Malt mash bills, finished in Tawny Port casks.