The Schtick: Distilled by Chattanooga Whiskey, this single barrel (correction- batch!) is finished in rum barrels before being bottled at 102 proof for today’s Chattanooga experimental whiskey review. There’s no word of the provenance of these rum barrels, which may be insightful in the future, but I’m stoked to give this a shot nonetheless. Let’s dive in.
ABV: 51% ABV
Nose: Musty and malty – lots of corn and malt. A bit of wet sawdust. Light brown sugar and toffee.
Taste: Thin on the palate, a bit rough. Some heat. Really young and malty. Musty and sweet. Youth is undeniable, malt is in your face.
Finish: Short, a bit hot, and far too musty. The youth is clear here and the rum is doing nothing to hide those flaws
Overall: Alright, so I’m a big big big fan of Chattanooga, as I write this the single barrel I helped pick is landing, but this expression is bad. It’s young, the flaws are there and they are found in triplicate. I have to be honest, this is not Chattanooga’s best foot forward, but it’s the truth. Thankfully, I have several more of these to try, and some of them look real promising, so we’ll move on and hope for better!
Thanks for reading!
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0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect