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 at least 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 peated 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.
Mash Bill: B004, SB091
Age: Greater than 4 years
Proof: 95 (47.5% ABV)
Cooperage: Toasted & Charred Oak Barrels, 53 gallon
Finishing Cooperage: Islay Scotch Barrels (blend of 3 types), 250 liter
Finishing Time: Greater than 3 mos
Batch Size: 5-7 barrels
Style: Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Islay Scotch Barrels
Tasting Notes: Earthy smoke, heather, honeydew, toasted oats, & toffee pudding
Featured Mash Bills:
B004 – Earthy Smoke, Toasted Oats, Honey
SB091 – Caramel, Honey, Citrus
Founder's: 10th Anniversary Blend
100 Proof – A commemorative blend of 3 bourbon mash bills distilled in both Chattanooga, TN, and Lawrenceburg, IN.
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.
Chattanooga Whiskey 91
Chattanooga Whiskey 91: Tennessee High Malt
91 Proof – Our original “Barrel 91” recipe, solera barrel finished. Made from 4 grains including 3 specialty malts.
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.