Chattanooga Experimental Batch 027: Moscatel + Sauternes Barrel Finished
This dual-finished Experimental Batch brings together the complementary flavors of two aromatic European dessert wines: Portuguese Moscatel and French Sauternes. Made from a high malt mash bill that includes Venetian (Italy) grown pilsner malt, the Experimental bourbon was aged for 2+ years prior to being transferred into separate finishing casks. After a long finish of nearly 2 years, the whiskey was reunited for a blend that highlights the sweet, grassy & floral qualities of both whiskey & wine(s).
Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Single Source Italian Eraclea Malted Barley, Malted Rye
Age: 4 years
Proof: 110 (55% ABV)
Cooperage: Toasted & Charred Oak, 53 gallon
Finishing Cooperage: Moscatel de Setúbal & Sauternes Barrels, 225 liter
Finishing Time: 19-24 months
Batch Size: 7 barrels
Tasting notes: White raisin, coriander, saffron & hard pretzel, with a floral, grassy finish.