Who makes it? Tennessee Stillhouse
Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley
We get to do a collaboration with Whiskey 904, Golden Ox, PJ’s Liquors, and Ponte Vedra Liquors to bring you our first barrel pick that is a 2 Char with a 61 Toast coming in at 118.4 proof.
How much: This will run you about 60 dollars
Our good friend Chris Helmly, Florida state rep for Chatt brought us some samples of Single Barrel, Barrel Proof Chat Whiskey to see which one we were going to put our stamp of approval on.
Who makes it? Tennessee Still House, bottled by Chattanooga Whiskey Co.
Mash Bill: ? (1816)75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley, aged 11 years, (91 single barrel) Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley
We crack open a bottle of no longer made, can’t be found, straight from the experimental distillery Chattanooga 1816, 11 year 111.2 proof Single Barrel with Chris Helmly, who brought to the table, a bottle of Chattanooga’s FIRST EVER Tennessee High Malt Single Barrel coming in at 118 proof. We laugh, we cry, we sweat our balls off and remember the times of yesteryear when we froze those same parts. We have a great time, talking whiskey, single barrel selection and everything else under the sun.
Kris gave 1816 a (splashy)7 and 91 single barrel an 8
Erik gave it 1816 a (splashy)7 and 91 single barrel an 8.8
How much: The 1816 Single Barrel was limited release so it is no longer available but the 91 Single Barrel store pick can be found at Broudy’s Liquors for $59.99
The 1816 gets its name from the trading post that was established on the Tennessee River in 1816.
For part 3 Chris tells us all about the experimentals at the experimental distillery, how you can get them. Then we give our final review of 91 and 111 and where you can get them.
Who makes it? Tennessee Stillhouse, Chattanooga TN
First taste of the 91, Kris thoroughly enjoyed it as did Erik. It had a good nose with a smooth finish with lots of flavor. On the 111, it has little more bite that foretells of the flavor and let you know to chill out and take your time and enjoy this drink. Given the choice, Kris would go with the 91 where as Erik would pick the 111 which fell directly in line with what Chris Helmly said. On his travels it is pretty much split 50/50 and we just went and proved it
Kris gave the 91 an 8, 111 a 7.5 while Erik gave the 91 an 8 also but totally barstooled it and gave the 111 a 8.2
What do you get in the bottle: the mash bills are exactly the same 75% yellow corn, 25% of Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley, and Honey malted Barley
How much: It’ll cost you about $35 for the Chattanooga Whiskey 91 and $45 for the 111.
A little history. Before prohibition there used to be over 30 distilleries in Chattanooga, after prohibition the laws never changed in Chattanooga so Tim and Joe set their minds to changing that. Starting with a Facebook post saying “Would you drink Chattanooga Whiskey?” and an overwhelming YES came from the people. Well.. they did it. Changed the law and are now the first distiller in about 100 years. To get things rolling they get with LDI to get them started while creating their own masterpiece. Today they distill 100% of their own product and are blowing up the southeast.
Currently it can be found all over Tennessee, Georgia, and here in Florida at Total Wines and Iceball Liquor.
Check out Chattanooga Whiskey at: https://chattanoogawhiskey.com/ follow them on Instagram too! Make suer you tour their Experimental Distillery, definitely worth it!
In this video we finally get to taste Chattanooga Whiskey 111. Chris fills us in on the differences and tasting notes. Erik gets a full melt and Kris gets a lesson on talking to ice. Part 3 will come out next week when we do whiskey news on Chattanooga Whiskey.
Check out Chattanooga Whiskey at: https://chattanoogawhiskey.com/ follow them on Instagram too!