Review #865 – Chattanooga 1816 Cask Whiskey, McScrooge’s Selection

Review #865 | /r/Bourbon Review #459 – 1816 Chattanooga Cask Whiskey McScrooge’s Selection

The Schtick: This is a murky release coming from Chattanooga Whiskey – they mention that is’a robust blend, selected for high proof cask notes. But, I don’t see anything proclaiming this as true cask strength. I’m curious. From what I can tell, they are producing their own spirit, but there is little documentation online.

This is Day #19 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:

Distiller: MGP / LDI (Indiana)

Bottler: Chattanooga Whiskey

ABV: 56.8% ABV

Barrel: #152241

Age: NAS

Nose: Honey, malt, faint baked bread. Some caramel, vanilla, light fruitiness. Smells sort of like a cross between MGP and some BT Mashbill 1 fruitiness.

Taste: Thin to medium mouthfeel, lots of heat. Melon, sugar, spicy pepper. Only faint oak. No craft notes. Mild tobacco. Leaning more towards savory rather than sweet.

Finish: Medium, really quite hot. Fruity, pepper, mild oak.

Overall: This is nice, but also suffering from being too hot for its own good. I can see this being young MGP.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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