Hand crafted in small batches, our tennessee high malt is made from four grains, including three select speciality malts, for a distinctly rich and complex character.
Appearance: A brownish yellow ray of sunshine, like slivers of light peeking thru tree branches, or various shades of browning yellow leaves falling to the ground. A delicious shade of burnt copper or dark, melted gold.
Nose: Stronger and spicier than the 91.It reminds me of the great outdoors, with waves of oak and cedar, liquid smoke and charcoal, summer family BBQ’s. A balance of spicy and sweet, with scents like fresh vanilla bean, and the aroma of sweet cherry pie cooling on the windowsill.
Palate: Crunchy brown sugar sweetness and snickerdoodle ice cream. Rich flavors that are as deep and bold, as they are smooth and sweet. Creaminess of maple spiced oatmeal and grandma’s malt-o-meal, meets cinnamon spiced apple crisp on a brisk, fall morning.
Final Thoughts: I preferred the Chattanooga Whiskey Cask 111 over the 91. The long maturation process of this unfiltered, high-malt whiskey helped to enhance it’s strong, bold flavors. It was a pleasure to try, both calming and warm. It was the perfect sipper to wash down the sweet bread and honey butter we enjoyed it with. It was hotter and spicier than the 91, but still malty sweet, and definately had deeper flavors.
The best way to enjoy this high-malt whiskey is on the rocks, or with just a splash or two of water to enhance it’s many bold flavors.