Chattanooga Whiskey has announced the release of their new Tennessee High Malt. This Tennessee High Malt is distilled, aged and bottled by Chattanooga Whiskey! But, you're probably asking "what is Tennessee High Malt?" This is a category that Chattanooga Whiskey created. Technically, this is a bourbon. For the mash bill, they use 75% yellow corn with the remaining 25% made up of Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley.
The nose is mellow and sweet. Notes of buttered cornbread, vanilla and a little bit of raisin. The taste is orange peel and caramel. It’s pleasant with nothing off-putting. In most craft whiskey’s you’re waiting for a green note or sign of youth. With this, it never comes. It may lack a little complexity but all-in-all that’s my only criticism.
This whiskey comes out of the gate quickly with notes of caramel, butterscotch and honey. It’s sweet. There’s a little bit of balance on the nose from some backing spice. The taste is vanilla frosting and redhot candies. It’s thick and syrupy. I get a little bit of ripe apple and chocolate maltiness. The finish is a little short. But, it leaves a nice maltiness note.