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    Chattanooga Whiskey

    Any comments on the new Chattanooga whiskey that just hit the market? It's sourced from LDI and bottled elsewhere while they try to get distilling legalized in Chattanooga. Apparently two versions right now, 1816 reserve and 1816 cask.
    The 1816 reserve is 90 proof, 21% rye, lots of corn (70%+?) 3 year old.
    The 1816 cask is 113.6 proof, same mashbill.

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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    I think if you look around there is another thread on here some place about this subject, I remember reading something about it.
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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    I posted the same thing in the Bourbon Enthusiast forum, maybe you read it there, I didn't see anything in this forum on it.

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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    I bought a bottle of the "Cask" - I suppose meant to imply cask strength. I live in Chattanooga and want to be a booster for it, but it's not good, at least the 3 or 4 pours of it I've had so far. It's medicinal and I get very little of the corn/caramel notes that I drink the stuff for. Of course, it's not marketed as bourbon and I don't know what about the production process makes them label it as whiskey.

    I haven't tried the regular, white label bottle, but I will. Or will at least add water to the Cask and see where that takes us.

    They are apparently in the "talking" phase of having a change made to Hamilton County law so that they can conceivably start distilling here. Who knows when or if that will ever happen, or if it will be true bourbon, or if they'll take the mulligan and just do vodka and moonshine. I don't mean to sound cynical but it'll be hard for them to get any aged local made whiskey in the bottle before the bourbon fad is over.
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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    If it is the LDI whiskey I think they used, I have a sample of it and it is some of the dullest whiskey I have seen come out of LDI. It must be the really high corn recipe. Almost no nose to it whatsoever.

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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    If it is the LDI whiskey I think they used, I have a sample of it and it is some of the dullest whiskey I have seen come out of LDI. It must be the really high corn recipe. Almost no nose to it whatsoever.
    In listening to the interview with one of the owners he also stated it was a "high corn" recipe, the only percentage he mentioned was the 21% rye.

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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    So why is it not bourbon? Have they alluded to that yet?
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    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by flintlock View Post
    So why is it not bourbon? Have they alluded to that yet?
    I would assume it's because they don't use new barrels.

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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by dutch View Post
    I would assume it's because they don't use new barrels.
    That was going to be my guess
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    Re: Chattanooga Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by dutch View Post
    I posted the same thing in the Bourbon Enthusiast forum, maybe you read it there, I didn't see anything in this forum on it.
    No, there is post on here some where, I can't find, it's about this distillery. I have read it and linked to the distillery web site. I know it's here I can't find it either. All I know is this place is a joke.
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