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:
- Day 1, Big House Bourbon
- Day 2, Kings County Bourbon
- Day 3, Johnny Drum Private Stock
- Day 4, John J. Bowman Single Barrel
- Day 5, Rye Royal 20yr
- Day 6, Big Bottom Bourbon
- Day 7, Copper Pony Rye, 6mo
- Day 8, Hayes Parker Bourbon, 6mo
- Day 9, Winchester Rye, 6mo
- Day 10, Winchester Straight Bourbon, 2yr
- Day 11, Winchester Extra Smooth Bourbon
- Day 12, Willett Pot Still
- Day 13, Hooker’s House Sonoma Style High Rye Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon
- Day 14, Knox Whiskey Works 70/30 Single Barrel, MC”s Selection
- Day 15, Homestead Barrel Proof
- Day 16, Boondocks Cask Strength American Whiskey
- Day 17, Old Forge Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon, McScrooge’s Selection
- Day 18, David James 10yr Straight American Whiskey
Distiller: MGP / LDI (Indiana)
Bottler: Chattanooga Whiskey
ABV: 56.8% ABV
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.
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