Silver Oak Cabernet Cask Finished Release
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 whiskey mash bills, each containing over 25% specialty malt, each batch is made to complement the flavor characteristics of the finishing barrel.
Silver Oak Vineyard
For our third finish in the series, our distillers sought out barrels from one of America’s most iconic wineries – Silver Oak Cellars. Sourced from the Alexander Valley region of Sonoma’s North Coast, these Cabernet Sauvignon casks highlight the California winemaker’s new world approach – which marries the red fruit & savory notes from the varietal, with the caramel & spice character of toasted American oak.
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Casks
To highlight and enhance the qualities of these finishing barrels, our distillers selected a range of 5 single malt mash bills, each containing a range of toasted, roasted & caramel malts – including a custom-toasted barley malt developed with our friends at Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC. Aged for greater than 4 years, including over 18 months in the Cabernet barrels, the result showcases a dynamic balance between bold flavors of malt, fruit & toasted oak – highlighting the best best of both wine & whiskey.
Proof: 95 (47.5% Alc/Vol)
Mash Bill: R18077, R18087, R18088, R18096, R18097
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Cooperage: 55 gallon, Toasted & Charred Oak Barrels
Finishing Time: Greater than 18 months
Finish: Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels
Age: Greater than 4 years
Batch size: 6-8 barrels
Tasting notes: Mixed berry, toasted oak, thyme & molasses, with a long, malty finish
Silver Oak Cabernet Cask Finished will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery on Friday, January 20th before making its way to select markets in the coming weeks. Limited quantities will also be available on Seelbachs.com.