Barrel Finishing Series: Tawny Port 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 first finish, our distillers sought out one of the most famous fortified wines of Portugal, Tawny Port. Our finishing casks come from the eastern most edge of the famous Douro valley bordering Spain, known as Duoro Superior. This region yields some of the highest quality Tawny Ports of the region, noted for their rich, caramel-sweet, fruit-forward characteristics.
To highlight and enhance the qualities of these finishing barrels, our distillers brought together a custom blend of 6 Tennessee High Malt mash bills, selected together for their fruity wine-line flavors and aromas. Aged for over 3 years, including 6 months in the Tawny Port casks, the result is a celebration of one of the world’s most iconic wine styles alongside our very own Tennessee High Malt.
Mash Bill: B001, B005, SB055, R18025, R18106 & R17113
Age: Greater than 3 years
Proof: 95 (47.5% ABV)
Fermentation: Attemperated, 7 days
Cooperage: Toasted & Charred Oak Barrels, 53 gallon
Finishing Cooperage: Tawny Port Barrels
Finishing Time: 6 mos
Batch Size: 6-7 barrels
Style: Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Barrels
Tasting Notes: Fig jam, blackberries, chocolate syrup, toasted oak, raisin. Full-bodied, with a layered, sweet wine finish.
Featured Mash Bills:
B001 - Dried Fruit, Spice
B005 - Butterscotch, Pastry
SB055 - Chocolate, Brown Sugar
R18025 - Caramel, Honey, Citrus
R18016 - Toasted Oak, Red Fruit
R17113 - Dried Fruit, Jam
READ MASH BILL DETAILS HERE
Islay Scotch Cask Finish
Barrel Finishing Series: Islay Scotch Cask Finish
95 Proof – Made with a Scottish-style bourbon mash bill and aged for greater than 4 years – including 3 months in Islay Scotch casks.
Chattanooga Whiskey 91
Tennessee High Malt: 91
99 Proof – Sweet and savory, with a rye malt-forward finish.
Chattanooga Whiskey 111
Tennessee High Malt: Cask 111
111 Proof – Full body & warming, malty finish.